Monday, March 1, 2010

Now Reading: The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker
Rosalie Ham @ 2000
Duffy & Snellgrove - 2000
296 hal.

An Australian ghotic novel of love, hate & haute couture

Dungatar is a small town like any other in the Victorian wheatlands - except that the women dress like Paris models.

This is the story of the exotic Tilly, a talented and beatiful misfit, who returns from Europe to Dungatar to nurse her mad old mother. Her reappearance after twenty years is met with suspicion and malice form the eccentric locals until they discover her startling dressmaking outfit. Among the most appreciative is the policeman, an enthusiastic seamstress himself. Gradually she wins over the town with her fabulous creations.

Then she falls in love and things start to go terribly wrong.

"... a feral version of Sea Change."
Sydney Morning Herald

:: well.. well.. well.. actually I have a bad feeling about this novel. Bukan karena novelnya ini gak bagus. Malahan gue pengen tau ceritanya seperti apa (hehehe.. makanya gue putuskan untuk membaca buku ini). Tapi entah kenapa, gue belum mendapatkan 'chemistry'-nya. Mungkin karena gue masih berada di halaman-halaman pertama, atau mungkin juga karena masih minim percakapan.

Kata-kata 'gothic novel' bikin gue tertarik baca buku ini. Buku ini udah gue dapat dari hasil bookmooching, udah agak lama juga sih, sekitar setahunan kali ya udah jadi penghuni lemari buku gue.

semoga gue cepet dapat chemistry-nya :) ::

No comments: