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The Dressmaker Kindle Edition
|Length: 296 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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Although the story delivers light hearted moments and the satisfaction of Tilly’s revenge, it is laced with dark humour. I will however see the movie as soon as possible as the fashion will be to die for!
To be fair to the author, what I should mention is that the subject that Rosalie Ham is writing about (fabrics, dressmaking etc) is undoubtedly from an expert perspective, or at least she makes it seem that way. 5 Stars there.
There is a bizarre, carnival, merry-go-round feel to the entire novel. The writing is very descriptive, the small town characters strangely fascinating and the novel is peppered with lots of scenes of a carnal nature, executed with great penmanship.
There is a little satire too, to bring some light to the starkness and peculiar Australian Gothica style (if that is even a thing).
There are only two problems that are glaring issues for me.
I am, personally, fairly knowledgeable with dressmaking and costumes (I worked as a ballet dancer in the theatre for many years)but I was lost some of the time in the jargon, dressmaking and fabrics etc. So, anyone reading this with little knowledge on the subject might find themselves struggling to comprehend and reaching for the Encyclopaedia of dressmaking.
And two: the ending, for me, didn't work.
However, if you enjoy the other things I mentioned, it is an otherwise sound novel and a quick read.
Sergiu Pobereznic (author)
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Interesting. I thought the writing was clever, maybe too clever, as for me it came at the expense of story and pace. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lily Malone
Why did I actually finish this book??! Hoping against hope it would get better... Sorry, but it did not it.Published 5 months ago by Joylene
I saw the movie last year and reading the book was a very enjoyable experience as i was able to reflect on scences from the movie. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Carol 60+
i kept hoping it would get better than the movie than hoped i wouldn't cry as much…no and yes. Disappointed and amazed it wasnt better than moviePublished 6 months ago by julesdm13
I'm not sure how it became a best seller. I skipped to the end, the inane prattle did me in. Much ado about nought.Published 6 months ago by Eve Hanlon
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