#SeeWhatIHaveDone by #SarahSchmidt

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#SeeWhatIHaveDone by #SarahSchmidt
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I wanted to like this book, I really really did. I wanted to LOVE this book. Alas, it was not to be.
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This is a novelization of the story of #LizzieBorden, the woman who, in 1892, was acquitted of the gruesome ax murders of her father and stepmother in #FallRiver #MA.
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It’s very very well-written, I’ll give it that. The prose is dense and hypnotic, filled with rich imagery. And it’s that very imagery that finally made me put the book down for good. #DNF because if I had to read the words “saliva,” “drool,” or “skin” one more time, or if I had to read intensely descriptive sentences about mouths and foul breath and vomit and rotting things, I was going to be sick. This is a sticky, sticky read. No thanks. I’ll stick to the nonfiction about the Borden case instead.
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#bookstagram #librarylabellove #readersofinstagram #bookishness #fallriver #lizzieborden #bordenmurders

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