The Author Sarah Waters
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Tipping the Velvet
The Little Stranger
You can find a lot of information about Sarah Waters at http://www.sarahwaters.com/
I found this 2006 interview from the UK newspaper the Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/books/2006/jun/01/hayfestival2006.hayfestival. I think it gives you, I believe, a good understanding of Sarah Waters. I took out a quote that might be worth considering:
"Steeped in the melancholy fiction of the time, in particular Elizabeth Bowen's The Heat of the Day and Graham Greene's The End of the Affair, this is an altogether quieter, less playful novel than her previous work. But it is as much about plucky heroines overcoming adversity as any of her other novels, with the war providing women with opportunities to discover new identities, a liberation of which the lesbian relationships are only the most obvious. "
Has anyone read her other books? What did you think of them? How do they compare to Night Watch?
How would you describe Sarah Waters' writing style in Night Watch? Does her style change from book to book?
If you have read her other books - which characters appealed to you the most?
By contrast, The Night Watch feels slower and less engaging. It's a polished piece of work - and yes, I think the style is different, perhaps in an effort to reflect the times - but I'm finding little to hang my interest on in the opening section (the only person I'm curious to learn more about is Kay).