Like the best of Winterson's writing, such as Oranges are not the Only Fruit and The Passion, the novel is engaging, ambitious and contrary. Alongside a hearty historical realism, young girls swoon in locked towers that don't exist, islands slip sideways in time and mysterious diseases wipe out towns and cities. Even though Sexing the Cherry is short, it is impossible to read it in a straight line--fairy tales and dreams run in and out of the text and it's hard to resist chasing them. There is an exceptional playfulness at work too--an unravelling of the most solid of historical facts and fantastically unconventional fairy tales in which princesses smash the skulls of their princes with silver candlesticks or become worn and grey "like old sweaters". --Jane Honey
Great book, love the very abstract feel of the story although it can be a little confusing at times. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Eve
Very good to study. Not always easy to understand. Once i understand the book was about time travel that helped.
Needed to read and study it as part of my course.
Sexing The Cherry is just one of those books you probably have to read twice to start appreciating its style. Read morePublished on 26 Jun. 2012 by Epu
This was a present for my wife - the content did not appeal to me personally. I must say though, it was a much shorter book than I was expecting.Published on 8 Dec. 2011 by K Magee
Having just finished this sexist "novel" I suspect that the author was influenced more by "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" than by her own life experience. Read morePublished on 31 Oct. 2011 by Mr. Mark H. Gallacher
If I could give 0 stars I would... This book was set as a book club read and, to be frank, that was the only reason I completed it! Read morePublished on 16 Oct. 2011 by Rachel L
I was unsure what this title would offer but it was like nothing I have read before.
Filled with unbridled imagination, crammed with imagery and colour, this book is... Read more
There wasn't any problems with Amazon at all. The book itself isn't great, I have to read it for Uni but I don't like it.Published on 28 Mar. 2011 by RockchikBecky