Friday, May 27, 2011

Review: "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins


From Goodreads:  Full of secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain, The Woman in White marked the creation of a new literary genre of suspense fiction that profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing.

My Thoughts:  I am purposely going to be vague in this review because I do not want to give anything away that might ruin the story.  This book was first published in 1860 but that does not diminish the fact that is a great mystery story.  There were so many twists and turns that I really had no idea what was going to wind up happening.  There was fraud, intrigue, kidnapping, and conspiracies all over the place.  I really thought I would be kind of bored with the story but I must say that Mr. Collins really kept my attention and every time that I had it all figured out, there would be some new twist to the story.  I also loved how the story was told by different characters' points of view and I think he definitely created a fantastic literary villain in Count Fosco who was described in such a way that he just gave me the creeps.  Even if you don't like 'classics', I highly recommend that you check this book out.  4 stars.

1 comment:

  1. Great review, I have had this on my TBR list for a while, after reading your review I hope I get to it soon!

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