The Night Watch

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Penguin, 2006 - Fiction - 528 pages
557 Reviews
“[A] wonderful novel…Waters is almost Dickensian in her wealth of description and depth of character.”—Chicago Tribune

Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked-out streets, illicit partying, and sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch tells the story of four Londoners—three women and a young man with a past—whose lives, and those of their friends and lovers, connect in tragedy, stunning surprise and exquisite turns, only to change irreversibly in the shadow of a grand historical event.
  

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Great story-telling, great plot. - Goodreads
A great read but the ending was shockingly bad. - Goodreads
I do love her writing style. - Goodreads
I hated the plot as well as the narrative. - Goodreads
Sarah Waters is a wonderful writer. - Goodreads
Somber....and a disappointing ending... - Goodreads

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User Review  - Giacomina Sheridan - Goodreads

An absolutely wonderful read. This woman is a true writer. She brings the scenes in the book vividly to life. They say the devil is in the detail and she puts in details, not irrelevant ones, just ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carrie - Goodreads

This book was hard to get through but very illuminating in the end. I had a lot of doubts about the whole going backward through time thing, because I really wanted to know what happens to the ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
7
Section 3
23
Section 4
36
Section 5
38
Section 6
49
Section 7
64
Section 8
76
Section 18
274
Section 19
320
Section 20
329
Section 21
356
Section 22
389
Section 23
398
Section 24
400
Section 25
442

Section 9
84
Section 10
104
Section 11
115
Section 12
129
Section 13
181
Section 14
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Section 15
228
Section 16
238
Section 17
261
Section 26
457
Section 27
475
Section 28
493
Section 29
507
Section 30
508
Section 31
525
Section 32
529
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About the author (2006)

Sarah Waters is the author of Tipping the Velvet, a New York Times Notable Book; Affinity, which won her the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award; Fingersmith and The Night Watch, both of which were shortlisted for both the Orange Prize and the Man Booker Prize; and The Little Stranger, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and a New York Times Notable Book. She has also been named one of Granta's best young British novelists. She lives in London.

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