Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Finds -- 5/28


Happy Friday! I am looking forward to a nice long weekend filled with sunshine and reading. My Friday Find for this week is The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. Here is the Barnes and Noble description:

With The Little Stranger, Waters revisits the fertile setting of Britain in the 1940s—and gives us a sinister tale of a haunted house, brimming with the rich atmosphere and psychological complexity that have become hallmarks of Waters’s work.The Little Stranger follows the strange adventures of Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. One dusty postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline—its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.Abundantly atmospheric and elegantly told, The Little Stranger is Sarah Waters’s most thrilling and ambitious novel yet.

I just received a copy for review and it sounds fantastic. I can't wait to start reading it. What did you find this week?

8 comments:

Alayne said...

Ooh jealous! Great find! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Audrey said...

This sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing this! Right now I am reading an excellent fantasy book by L.R. Saul called, "Bloodline Alliance," which has really kept my interest night after night. It's not just about this other world the author has created, but an in depth look at the lives of the characters. I absolutely love this one!

韋于倫成 said...

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Cat said...

The Little Stranger seems to be a 'love it or hate it' book.
I loved it - hope you will enjoy it too.

gautami tripathy said...

I have to add it to my TBR list!

Friday Find: A Summer Secret by Kathleen Fuller

Lisa said...

Good find!

Here's mine

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Wow that looks great! My finds are here

Literary Feline said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this one too.