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Read à The Palace of Curiosities ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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. 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 Faced Girl the central attraction of his Uniue and Genuine Anatomical Marvels a variety performance with the air of a freakshow Meanwhile elsewhere in London a man who should be dead is pulled out of the mud of the Thames This is Abel who has few clear memories of his past but is seemingly unable to suffer injury illness or death His rescuer happens to be another of Arroner s performers a coincidence which leads to a fateful meeting between Eve and AbelInevitably compared to Angela Carter obviously a major influence on Garland s prose style here and Sarah Waters this is an engaging adventure slash romance that will appeal to fans of both historical fiction and magical realism Since the antagonist Arroner is so despicable it s easy to root for Eve and Abel who take turns narrating the story and Abel s mysterious history adds an extra layer of intrigue to the plot I was captivated early on by Eve s inner struggle over whether to reject or embrace her condition the voice in favour of this is represented by an imaginary friend she dubs Donkey Skin and Abel s uneasy relationship with his friend Alfred which he fails to perceive correctly due to his straightforwardness and naivety I enjoyed The Palace of Curiosities it s a fast and easy read but I felt that despite all its luscious vivid description and eccentric characters there was a certain emptiness at the heart of it I love books that present a simple narrative which reveals itself to have hidden depths and layers and this was the opposite once you strip away the florid language it s a very uncomplicated story For me there was never a true sense of drama it was obvious to the reader if not Eve that Arroner was bad from his first appearance and I never believed there would be any real barriers to the protagonists eventual happiness Overall a pleasant and diverting read but too lacking in tension to be particularly memorable

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Read à The Palace of Curiosities ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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. 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 cover because it may not live to our expectations Or to the beauty of the coverThis means that as much as I liked the cover of this The Palace of Curiosities I couldn t find any delight in the story withinThe two narrators are Eve and Abel and they tell the story alternately Eve tells her in past tense except for the first chapter which is told in present tense despite the fact that it is about an event that took place before Eve was born Abel always uses the present tenseEve was born with fur covering her body like a lion and we never fully understand why and Abel is a man who cannot die Rare and different as they are both become part of Josiah Arroner s freak show along with other people who display weird features Arroner is a cruel and greedy man who does not care about the people who make up his show only trying to make out as much profit as possible from themWhile we immediately see what is wrong with Eve Abel s condition is not readily revealed The first simptom we see is the fact that everytime he wakes up in the morning he has to be reminded of who he is and what he does Abel forgets his past with remarkable easiness Slowly we start to realise he displays other features like an incredible capacity to heal himself But it takes a while for the realisation that the man doesn t die to hitI understand these facts are than enough to be appealing to anybody and to make a great and fantastic story But I didn t like it I could not find it appealing There were moments I didn t even want to open the book and resume my reading I wanted to like the book but I couldn tAnd why oh whyWell to begin with I though the beginning of the story was very confusing It starts with Eve telling us in present tense of a night when her mother already pregnant with her goes to a circus with a man called Bert Now who this Bert is we never find out I suppose he is Eve s father but he could also be Eve s mother s pimp or something like that Because it is never clear But Eve s mother is clearly in love with the guy so I don t really know At the circus something involving a lion happens I don t want to spoil the surprise for whoever might want to read the book and anyway I m not sure I would be able to explain and I finished that first chapter without understand what had happened a feeling I usually don t like in books The only thing that seemed clear to me was that the lion incident might have something to do with Eve being born such a furry and cat like person But I am not sure Then we have Abel not remembering a bit of who he is and acting weird Abel acted like a dumb person for most of the book He couldn t remember who he was which I can understand it must be afflicting but it was not that which really got on my nerves regarding Abel he was too good too submissive Abel in his confusion and amnesia was everybody s favourite doormat People laughed at him called him nasty names and he still kept his cool Always I didn t mind to have a character with the gift or curse of immortality What bothered me was his character the way he behaves He kept saying he didn t mind the abuses for me that made Abel very unlikely as a character Eve is also a bit of a doormat especially after joining Arroner s freak show She becomes known as the Lion Faced Woman but behaves like a little kitten She submites completely to Arroner s wishes not uite seeing what was beneathSo characterisation was poor in my opinion Both main characters are weak And Abel s sexuality is something I found most puzzlingAnother thing that didn t work for me was the amount of gruesome scenes Not only is Abel constantly cutting himself and exposing everything a person has under the skin yes everything is described in detail his job before Arroner s is at a slaughter house butchering animals And the description of the job Oh dear Yes we get to know very well what is done at a slaughter house There is always a limit regarding gruesomeness and mine was reading about this which I didn t want to while having breakfast There I was enjoying my morning meal the first of the day Reading about a man killing a bullock in a very bloody way I won t go into details because it was desgusting but Abel s second chapter is about his work as a slaughter man and I can only wish somebody had warned my about this I guess this was the first time my reading while eating habit thwarted me In a most horrible wayBefore reading this I was feeling confused Then I got nauseated and really started wondering about having made a mistake by having bought The Palace of Curiosities But I was obviously hoping the rest of the story would make up for my not being able to enjoy breakfast as I wished so I kept reading Some improvement must be ahead I hopedIt is a fact that I m wrong a lot of times and the story didn t improve I didn t like Abel and Eve because of their characters I didn t care for the other curiosities Arroner was despicable and I couldn t like the guy he deserved all the punches but that was expected of him I couldn t care about their performances of which there is only one in the whole book and which I found confusingI suppose confusion is a fitting word for this book What was the purpose To show how weird different people freaks were treated in the Victorian society of London That doesn t happen not to a wide extent Do the characters rebel against discrimination No not really not in a great way Is this a love story between misfits Sort of but love between Eve and Abel comes about in a most abrupt way that has to be with them being the only ones to see each other beyond their weirdness Something like that This is not even a book about how the characters came into the world the way they did Although we get to know stuff about Abel s past we are never told how was that possible not even some hints The same goes to Eve So I felt that there was a lot left hanging in the airAlso Eve s mother uite puzzled me in the way she behaves towards her daughter In the first chapter she seems to know what her child will be like and does not seem to mind But while Eve is growing up the woman she lives with is completely ashamed to have a hairy daughter It was really strange puzzling even So my assumption to explain such behaviour was that Eve was swapped after birth and the woman she calls mother is not her true mother There may be another explanation but once we are never told about why Eve s mother behaves like thatBert the guy at the beginning never shows up again and Eve never mentions her father She doesn t even uestion who he might have beenAre there any things I can say I didn t like about this book Maybe but I m not remembering which are they I regret having purchased this thinking it could be another The Night Circus There is no magic in this book so why did I think there could be It was the cover that s the only explanation And my desire to read a bit of fantasy with some freakishnessWhat a failure What a disappointment I wished I could have enjoyed this story Trust me I wished But I couldn t15 stars rounded up to 2 because this had potential And it wasn t as bad as a certain book concerning a 100 year old dude who decides to leave his nursing house and engages in utter nonsense The Palace of Curiosities is a tad better than that Only a tad Under Western Eyes paws When Abel is Canvas Sunsets Never Fade pulled from the stinking Thames the mudlarks are sure he is long dead As they search his Sonderkommando Wehrmacht 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. 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Read à The Palace of Curiosities ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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. 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 story of 2 outsiders who come to value and exult in their otherness I loved the fact that the lion faced lady was at her happiest when exulting in her strangeness and that the other members of the freak show were not people who wanted or invited pity or disgust My only dislike was that I wanted the ending to be a bit bigger and exultant but in its own way it worked very well so that s just my personal preference This is really an odd little gem of a book and I m glad I found it


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    (The Palace of Curiosities) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Rosie Garland Rosie Garland É 9 Free download Free read The Palace of Curiosities 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 a

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    (The Palace of Curiosities) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ 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 Faced Girl' the central attraction of his 'Uniue and Genuine Anatomical Marvels' a variety

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    Free read The Palace of Curiosities Rosie Garland É 9 Free download Read · E-book, or Kindle E-pub É 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 manages to be unexpectedly gruesome I finished the novel feeling that I’d just read a very beautif

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    (The Palace of Curiosities) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Rosie Garland 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

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    Free read The Palace of Curiosities (The Palace of Curiosities) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Rosie Garland Read · E-book, or Kindle E-pub É 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 cover because it may not live to our expectations Or to the beauty of the coverThis means that as much as I liked the cover of this The Palace of Curiosities I couldn't find any delight in t

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    (The Palace of Curiosities) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Rosie Garland Free read The Palace of Curiosities 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

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    Read · E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Rosie Garland Rosie Garland É 9 Free download (The Palace of Curiosities) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ 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 intertwine when they both perform in Josiah Arroner's Palace of Curiosities Estranged from normal society they share a b

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    (The Palace of Curiosities) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Rosie Garland Free read The Palace of Curiosities 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 –

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    Free read The Palace of Curiosities (The Palace of Curiosities) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Rosie Garland Rosie Garland É 9 Free download 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 story of 2 outsiders who come to value and exult in their otherness I l

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    (The Palace of Curiosities) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ 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 Initial

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  • Hardcover
  • 326
  • The Palace of Curiosities
  • Rosie Garland
  • English
  • 08 October 2019
  • 9780007492770