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The Palace of Curiosities Read & Download Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Nd when Eve is born the story goes she didn't cry she meowed and licked her paws When Abel is pulled from the stinking Thames the mudlarks are sure he is long dead As they search his pockets to divvy up the treasure his eyes crack open and he coughs up a stream of black water But how has he survived a we. 25 Stars Wow I really disliked this book which is such a shame because it had such potential The two main characters Eve and Abel were just so Well Boring Abel was interesting during the first part of the book but Eve was boring all the way through The story was predictable and the entire book just felt like it fell flat The one thing it had going for it was that the writing was uite lyrical and I enjoyed how unnerving and weird some of the book was but I just couldn t get over how boring the plot and the characters were

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The Palace of Curiosities Read & Download Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ek in that thick stew of human waste Cast out by Victorian society Eve and Abel find succour from an unlikely source They will become The Lion Faced Girl and The Flayed Man star performers in Professor Josiah Arroner's Palace of Curiosities And there begins a journey that will entwine their fates forever. This is a promising debut novel which will appeal to fans of uirky fiction peppered with a dash of magical realism Alternate chapters tell the stories of Abel the Flayed Man and Eve the Lion Faced Girl whose lives intertwine when they both perform in Josiah Arroner s Palace of Curiosities Estranged from normal society they share a basic human need for acceptance and loveTheir story is told in the present tense similar to The Night Circus and like Erin Morgenstern s debut this will probably be a marmite read There are elements of the grotesue as you might expect in a tale about those characters considered freaks by the rest of society probably not to be recommended for those of a sensitive natureI really enjoyed this whimsical tale of unconventional characters set against the backdrop of a murky Victorian London Looking forward to reading from this author

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The Palace of Curiosities Read & Download Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Before Eve is born her mother goes to the circus She buys a penny twist of coloured sugar and settles down to watch the heart stopping main attraction a lion billed as a monster from the savage heart of Africa forged in the heat of a merciless sun Mama swears she hears the lion sigh just before it leapsa. Magical realism is always a strange genre you don t always know what you re going to get In The Palace of Curiosities a novel about performers in a Victorian freak show I think I got a little than I wanted Garland offers readers a potentially charming romance between two misfits told in rich evocative prosebut also manages to be unexpectedly gruesome I finished the novel feeling that I d just read a very beautiful book that nevertheless unsettled meIn chapters that alternate perspective Rosie Garland shows readers two freaks Eve the woman who is covered in fur like a lion and Abel the man who cannot die After mishaps and general miserableness both find themselves as attractions in a popular freak show Of course neither Eve nor Abel them the circus act particularly enjoyable either and so they eventually make plans for their escape to live a normal lifeYet while I think we could certainly think of The Palace of Curiosities as a romantic novel I also feel like the author was trying to say The way Eve feels trapped in her role of submissive wife for instance could be a commentary on historical sexism or it could just be a convenient plot device I m not a reader who always searches for deeper meaning in my books or believes that symbolism is everywhere but I can t help but wonder if Garland didn t have some broader message in mind Is this just a book about to strange people find each other or is it something else I m not sure and that uncertainty affects how I think about this bookThere is also the issue of gore which I mentioned previously Prior to his arrival at the freak show Abel works as a slaughterer for a meat plant The entire process is described In excruciating detail How the beeves are killed apparently beeves is the plural of beef how their blood is drained how they re gutted how they re skinned on and on and on While I most definitely appreciate that realism and while I thought Garland s imagery was goodsurely such explicit gore had a purposeAnd of course there s Since Abel is a man who cannot die he must prove his deathlessness by cutting himself His act is basically to cut himself with knives over and over again while the audience watches his body magically heal This process is again described in lengthy detail Even after he escapes the freak show with Eve Abel doesn t stop cutting himself See in order for him to maintain an erection Abel must cut himself So the entire time the two of them are having sex he s knifing himself Erthat s some erotic imagery I could do without thank you very muchUnsettled as I was by the blood and detailed violence in The Palace of Curiosities I thought Garland was able to create a very evocative magic tinged look at Victorian London and the kinds of abnormal entertainments the common man sought We see a seedy side of life falsely elegant but full of cons and threats and ambition That was very well done especially when set against Abel and Eve two people who want only to be happy in a manner of their own choosingThe Palace of Curiosities isn t your typical circus romance Rosie Garland s prose is lush and hints at darker things while telling a story that unsettles the reader as much as it engrosses This novel is certainly well written but perhaps it lacks a particular something that would bring everything together But even so it s a worthwhile book Blog Review Database Twitter Instagram Goodreads


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    Read The Palace of Curiosities DOWNLOAD [The Palace of Curiosities] AUTHOR Rosie Garland Hot on the heels of another book with a Victorian circus esue flavour I got to read an early ARC for The Palace of Curiosities by Rosie Garland While it is a debut novel Garland is an award winning author in other disciplines and it definitely shows in her first long form offering It's a stunning piece of work with strong themes of identity acceptance of the Other and a touchingly uniue love story between two fabulous main charac

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    DOWNLOAD [The Palace of Curiosities] AUTHOR Rosie Garland In Victorian London a girl named Eve is born covered in hair a coat she comes to think of as her fur Unloved by her mother and mocked by strangers she is swept off her feet by the avaricious Josiah Arroner who fills her with hopes of romance but leaves her trapped in a loveless and sexless marriage Instead he cruelly parades her as 'the Lion

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    DOWNLOAD [The Palace of Curiosities] AUTHOR Rosie Garland Magical realism is always a strange genre; you don’t always know what you’re going to get In The Palace of Curiosities a novel about performers in a Victorian freak show I think I got a little than I wanted Garland offers readers a potentially charming romance between two misfits told in rich evocative prosebut also

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    Read & Download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Rosie Garland DOWNLOAD [The Palace of Curiosities] AUTHOR Rosie Garland Rosie Garland µ 4 Download 25 Stars Wow I really disliked this book which is such a shame because it had such potential The two main characters Eve and Abel were just so Well Boring? Abel was interesting during the first part of the book but Eve was boring all

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    DOWNLOAD [The Palace of Curiosities] AUTHOR Rosie Garland It was the cover that captured my attention I admit it And then I thought I was picking up a book with a story on the lines of Erin Morgenstern The Night Circus which I truly liked Liked a lot I guess it is a mistake to choose a book by its c

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    Read The Palace of Curiosities DOWNLOAD [The Palace of Curiosities] AUTHOR Rosie Garland I listened to the audiobook of this and was unfortunately disappointed I thought the narration by Jane Copland was very good but the story was let down by poor characters and a completely bizarre ending which didn't fit with the feel of the rest of the book This book tells the story of Eve and Abel who are both performers in Professor Josiah Arroner's Palace of Curiosities It is written with two separate narrations whic

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    DOWNLOAD [The Palace of Curiosities] AUTHOR Rosie Garland This is a promising debut novel which will appeal to fans of uirky fiction peppered with a dash of magical realism Alternate chapters tell the stories of Abel the Flayed Man and Eve the Lion Faced Girl whose lives intertw

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    Read The Palace of Curiosities DOWNLOAD [The Palace of Curiosities] AUTHOR Rosie Garland This wonderful debut novel was way outside my usual comfort zone but I found it mesmerising The writing is wonderful and I’ve spent the last day living in Josiah Arroner’s Palace of Curiosities with Abel the Flayed Man and Eve the Lion Faced Girl At the start I thought the present tense telling would be difficult – it’s a great tribute to the author’s mastery of her craft that I stopped being aware of it very uickly and

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    DOWNLOAD [The Palace of Curiosities] AUTHOR Rosie Garland Probably a 45 but I enjoyed it so much I'm going to round up rather than downThis is a dark sometimes violent yet ultimately uplifting book about 2 freaks one a hairy lion faced lady and the other a confused forgetful man who cannot die and fears the memories that haunt his dreams This is not the stuff of happy fairy tales but rather the s

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    Rosie Garland µ 4 Download DOWNLOAD [The Palace of Curiosities] AUTHOR Rosie Garland I must admit I came to this novel with low expectations comparisons with Angela Carter left me expecting some steampunk pastiche of Nights At The Circus or an inferior version of Katherine Dunn's Geek Love I was wrong though Initially the book won me over with the cleverness of its writing It's extremely easy to read but constantly carries

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  • Hardcover
  • 326
  • The Palace of Curiosities
  • Rosie Garland
  • English
  • 15 January 2020
  • 9780007492770