30 Day Book Meme – Day 10

Day 01 – The best book you read last year
Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than three times
Day 03 – Your favorite series
Day 04 – Favorite book of your favorite series
Day 05 – A book that makes you happy                                                                                          Day 06 – A book that makes you sad                                                                                                 Day 07 – Most underrated book                                                                                                        Day 08 – Most overrated book                                                                                                            Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving                                                                                                                                                      Day 10 – Favorite classic book The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins! I am a fan of detective fiction and crime novels and Collins is like the father of that genre. I think The Woman in White has everything a good crime/mystery/detective novel must have, plus, Collins created one of the most brave and intelligent women in literature that slightly reminds of the great Irene Adler. The plot is also a masterpiece in both form and narrative and although it can be a little bit slow sometimes, it eventually pays off. Last, but not least, Count Fosco is said to be the antecedent of nowadays maphias in ficiton (Tony Soprano, for example) and it’s true. He is everything and nothign at the same time.



  • John

    Poe is widely regarded as the originator of detective fiction with the publicaton of “The Purloined Letter” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.” I agree with you, though, about Wilkie Collins. I like “The Moonstone,” which, by the way, was made into a miniseries by the BBC on Masterpiece Theatre long ago.

    • Elena

      Thanks for visitng, John! I have recently added “The Moonstone” to my TBR list and I’m talking my best friend into reading “The Woman in White” but she seems not to like it… yet.

  • Ellen Rhudy

    I loved The Woman in White – great choice. I don’t know many people who’ve read Wilkie Collins, apart from my father, so it was fun for me to see, after I started reading book blogs, how many people read him.

    • Elena

      I think it’s a great book and I agree Collins is not that well known. In fact, I’m studying English literature and he hasn’t been part of any course… sad but true.

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