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Middlemarch (Penguin Classics) by George Eliot
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Enjoyable, 10 Oct 2007
I was a little apprehensive when I first started Middlemarch. At first I was convinced I as in for a long and dull read of a typical 'classic' book that does not actually deserve to be called a classic.
However I was pleasantly surprised.
If you are looking for a fast-paced, action-packed novel, then this is not for you. Middlemarch is a beautifully written piece which you must take your time to appreciate in order to enoy.

The book is filled with intruiging characters, such as the intelligent if slightly naive Dorothea, Casaubon, a dulling man devoted to his work, the careless but loveable Fred, and many more. Another beauty of the book is the numerous interwoven… Read more
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
It's all in the title. This is truely a masterpiece. Being a sort-of biography, the story tells that of Jeanette as a young girl, growing up in a stric religious society whilst having to cope with the struggles of having feelings for another woman.
Throughout the book the main character is faced with the troubles of defying a parental figure, the pains of unacceptance and of course the struggles of lesbianism. Anyone who has fought with the angst of coming to terms with sexuality will relate to this book greatly.
Sexing The Cherry by Jeanette Winterson
Sexing The Cherry by Jeanette Winterson
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simply Bizarre!, 10 Sep 2007
This is msot definitly a book to make you think. Though it is blessed with Winterson's always spectacular writing, the style is very different. If you are looking for a basic structured novel simple telling a story, then this is not for you.
Sexing The Cherry is an unusual book, filled with numerous little tales that all add to the brilliance of the book.
Interesting characters, fantastic writing, and ideas to play on your mind, this book is truely unique.