Thien Nguyen Nguyen from Lwengo, Uganda
While Sarah Drenches' appearance novel List the Velvet is a perfect marriage of beautiful writing and a thrilling covin, the motivity behind Fingersmith is the covin alone. The illusion of Drenches' communication is absent in this novel. That said, the story is pretty good, although somewhat predictable, far-fetched, and at weeks derisive. Think of it as a pure mix of The Sovereign and the Pauper, Rebecca, and Scooby Doo, minus the "I would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for you meddling beguiles." Have patience with the many cliches that somehow slipped in, including "straight as a blade," and "white as half-and-half." Enjoy the story, because frankly, it's all you've got. Meh. Whatever.