A Victorian woman rebelling against gender stereotypes, the disparities of the wealthy and the poor, love unacknowledged, yearning abated, and supernatural beasts.
Sounds pretty good, right?
Well, then you should read The Essex Serpent, by Sarah Perry.
I just finished this book, and realized that there is a movie coming out as well. I love that when that happens. I typically don’t read the book and then watch the movie, but in this case I inadvertently will.
Perry weaves an intricate story around the main character, Cora Seaborne, and her travels to the town of Aldwinter in Essex. The prose is beautiful and I could picture the scenes, especially the one with the …
But, wait. You haven’t read it. You should read it!
I can definitely see myself rereading this book in Autumn with the superstitions and dangerous beasts lurking along the water’s edge.
If you’ve read this book, then please feel free to comment below with your thoughts.