I really don't have anything bad to say about this book. I did have a little bit of a difficult time reading some passages because Kay is an ambulance driver and some of the calls she goes on are described in great detail. But the rest of the book more than makes up for it. It's both uplifting and completely heartbreaking at different times. The book kind of jumps around from character to character and every time the story line changed I would be disappointed to leave that character, but only for a second because then I would remember how much I loved the next character's story that she was beginning to tell. It's one of those books that you really get attached to and find yourself missing once you've finished reading it. Two thumbs up Sarah Waters.
Pages: 544 But they go by fast, I promise.
Most quotable passage: "Never mind if the girl's not queer; apparently I'm so irresistible that if she's not a raving lesbian when she sits down with me for a gin and French, she will be when she stands up again!"
Sexiness Factor (1-10): 7 A minor point deduction for a hetero sex scene
Buy It or Borrow It: Buy it.