[Epub] ➞ The Poison That Fascinates By Jennifer Clement – Thegreatwallonline.us

The Poison That Fascinates Abandoned By Her Mother As A Child, Emily Now Lives With Her Father In Mexico City, Working In The Local Orphanage When A Mysterious Cousin Appears On Her Doorstep, He Brings With Him Family Secrets, And Soon Emily Finds Desire And Temptation Have Overturned Her Straightforward Life Forever.

[Epub] ➞ The Poison That Fascinates  By Jennifer Clement – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Paperback
  • 231 pages
  • The Poison That Fascinates
  • Jennifer Clement
  • 18 July 2018
  • 1841959790

10 thoughts on “The Poison That Fascinates


  1. says:

    This book was like a rich dessert It had a dark, velvety feel to it with its superstitions, saints and murderesses mingling into a web of intrigue, mystery, history and ancestry Jennifer Clement has a beautifully poetic turn of phrase and when the twist hits you at the end...


  2. says:

    The Poison that Fascinates by Jennifer Clement is a fable, a work dripping in symbolism It builds on ancient myths both pagan the story of the god Quetzalcoatl is fundamental to a deeper understanding of the book and Christian saints are everywhere and modern folklore, specifically the tales told about murderesses, such as Lizzie Borden, Belle Gunness, and Myra Hindley.Our archetypical Red Riding Hood is Emily Neale, a not very typical Mexican girl of English decent Her age is not give The Poison that Fascinates by Jennifer Clement is a fable, a work dripping in symbolism It builds on ancient myths both pagan the story of the god Quetzalcoatl is fundamental to a deeper understanding of the book and Christian saints are everywhere and modern folklore, specifically the tales told about murderesses, such as Lizzie Borden, Bell...


  3. says:

    Some people have a morbid fascination with death, others with the means of death Emily Neale, half British, half Mexican, collects facts about women who poisoned others Abandoned as a baby by her mother, she s brought up in Mexico City by her father and Mother Agata, head of the orphanage that Emily s great grandmother founded and where Emily now often helps out.We hear that there are saints for almost everything in a devote Catholic Mexican society that isTo read the rest of this review and Some people have a morbid fascination with death, others with the means of death Emily Neale, half British, half Mexican, collects facts about women who poisoned others Abandoned as a baby by her mother, she s brought up in Mexico City by her father and Mother Agata, head of the orphanage that Emily s great grandmother founded and where Emily now often helps out.We hear that there a...


  4. says:

    Meh Badly edited, with you your mistakes, your you re mistakes, the wrong word used once instead of the church granting cousins who want to marry a dispensation , the book has the church granting compensation All this would be bearable if the story was any good, but it just wasn t very interesting Emily wasn t a real character, and even though I m usually terrible at guessing twists and big reveals, I could spot both th...


  5. says:

    Working as a fable, The Poison That Fascinates entwines well the lives of saints and sinners, the past and present, spinning in a dark thread of Catholic themes to pattern an enjoyable novel showing the extremes of womanhood, leading to tragic circumstances Full review can be read here.


  6. says:

    Emily knows she is half an orphan As a child she used to think of things that were halves of other things She used to look up words in the dictionary half ripe, half empty, a half note, half moon, half hearted, half light, half truth, half and half Arsenic is a grey metal Grey as grey clouds Grey as grey pavement At her confession, she said, If ghosts are in this room they re either drunk or sleeping In Mexico City during the dry season everything in the city seems to turn into ston Emily knows she is half an orphan As a child she used to think of things that were halves of other things She used to look up words in the dictionary half ripe, half empty, a half note, half moon, half hearted, half light, half truth, half and half Arsenic is a grey metal Grey as grey clouds Grey as grey pavement At her confession, she said, If ghosts are in this room they re either drunk or sleeping In Mexico City during the dry season everything in the c...


  7. says:

    Mujer, mujer divinatienes el veneno que fascina en tu mirar Si alguno de nuestros lectores gusta de la m sica del cantante mexicano Agust n Lara, sin duda alguna ha o do esta canci n Pues bien, es de ah , que Clement se inspira para dar nombre a este libro.El veneno que fascina, cuyo t tulo original es The poison that fascinates , es un libro l...


  8. says:

    3.5


  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I did a poetry writing workshop with Clement in Mexico a couple years ago and she did a reading from this book that was quite captivating Prose by poets can be a bit precious, but there is an intimacy and inventiveness to her writing that can be wonderful But despite my respect for Clement s talent, I can t say this 100% works as a novel Because of the snippets from news articles about women killers in history that are woven into the story, it s not remotely a surprise when the main character I did a poetry writing workshop with Clement in Mexico a couple years ago and she did a reading from this book that was quite captivating Prose by poets can be a bit precious, but there is an intimacy and inventiveness to her writing...


  10. says:

    The language of this book is so rich and absorbing I was pulled in from the first page I could almost taste every word, sentence, paragraph as it rolled through my eyes into my nervous system Dubbed a fable rather than a novel, the tale of Emily Neale, a Mexican of English descent who collects facts about saints and about female killers I was reminded of Edward Gorey s Neglected Murderesses moves quickly and keeps you reading even as it turns toward the dark The darkness and my having The language of this book is so rich and absorbing I was pulled in from the first page I could almost taste every word, sentence, paragraph as it rolled through my eyes into my nervous system Dubbed a fab...

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