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READ ´ Tipping the Velvet ¸ Um romance irreverente sensual e multifacetado cuja acção se desenrola na Inglaterra vitoriana Toue de Veludo acompanha a carreira fulgurante de Nan King a rapariga humilde ue se transformou em vedeta do music hall e ue após um percurso dissoluto se redescobre como lésbica no East EndToue de Veludo acompanha a carreira fulgurante de Nan King a rapariga humilde ue se transformou. Call this the lesbian version of Maurice Girl meets girl then another one then another Odd that in the late 19th century England so many lesbians would all be out and about strolling the dirty streets Even odder still that the heroine of the novel happens to stumble upon them all This took considerable research I'm sure and how cool is it to get this particular point of view The biggest mistake however was to give the narrative the first person touch making Nan King into a Bella from Twilight type ie clueless trite sometimes all too selfish girl which eradicates any form of elegance that would have transformed this novel into something much better Plus although it doesn't take too much imagination to guess what the title actually means not until page 400 does the title finally make sense the primary reason I read this I believe had much to do with that strange title


Um romance irreverente sensual e multifacetado cuja acção se desenrola na Inglaterra vitoriana. It's not often that I like a book so listen up and listen wellIf someone had given me the bare bones outline of Tipping the Velvet and suggest I read it I'd have kindly told them to piss off I have a job a kid to raise and an already low tolerance for contemporary fiction A book about cross dressing lesbians in Victorian England wouldn't spark enough interest in me to get past the title pageSilly me Good thing I thought that tipping the velvet was a reference to the theater hint it's not and mistakenly believed I was buying a book about East End actresses This mistake was a blessing and this novel renewed my faith in modern fiction Tipping the Velvet carries a variety of themes that have bored me since my first Women's Studies classes in college identity cross dressing gender roles and sexuality Yet alongside these nearly foreign concepts were the universal themes found in all great works of literature passion lust betrayal scandal violence redemption and love So what did it leave me with A book that shot a breath of life into all of those tired old themes A book I couldn't put down and not just for the positively raunchy and at times touching sex scenes that had me blushing to my hairline No What kept me hooked was the astoundingly good writingWhen describing being backstage at the theater after a performance I caught a glimpse of ladders and ropes and trailing gas pipes; of boys in caps and aprons wheeling baskets manoeuvring lights I had the sensation then and I felt it again in the years that followed every time I made a similar trip back stage that I had stepped into the workings of a giant clock stepped through the elegant casing to the dusty greasy restless machinery that lay all hidden from the common eye behind itWhen telling us about a dirty mirror we're told that the small looking glass was as cloudy and as speckled as the back of an old man's handWhen discussing the ways of her tyrannical lover There is a way rich people have of saying 'What' The word is honed and has a point put on it; it comes out of their mouths like a dagger coming out of a sheath That is how Diana said it now in that dim corridor I felt it pierce me through and make me sag I swallowedYeah Writing like that will keep you up at night The hot sex scenes The bizarre gender roles that previously would have left me uninterested The story itself All just added bonuses This chick could write about paint drying and make it fascinating She makes cross dressing hooking and other ahem unmentionables ; seem completely exciting alive and blessedly normal I love it Finally A work of fiction that doesn't suck or make me feel like I've gotten dumber by the time I've finished it KICKED ASS

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Tipping the VelvetEm vedeta do music hall e ue após um percurso dissoluto se redescobre como lésbica no East En. I feel like I've been repeating other people's speeches all my life Now when I want to make a speech I hardly know howIf you are fretting over how to tell me you are leaving I am fretting I said over how to tell you how I love you; over how to say that you are the world to me 35 stars This was my first foray into the writing of Sarah Waters According to my friends I have been missing out on some great lit Now I'm no longer out of the loop Tipping the Velvet follows a young lady named Nan over the course of several years We start with the early stirrings of her new found sexuality as she finds herself gazing adoringly upon a young female performer dressed in male clothing The story continues throughout the various changes in her life which force her to take a long internal look at not only how she views the world around her but also at how she views herselfThis is my first experience with historical lit that subtly invokes moments which remind me of an artistic erotic painting sensual moving yet not completely garish The story of Nan is about than just who she chooses to love The sexual moments are merely one small part of a girl who is on the road to her own self discovery The writing was absolutely beautiful I loved Ms Waters' descriptions of the setting the clothing and the characters Little details were captured vividly in my head even such insignificant things as when Kitty went to kiss Nan's hand and Nan drew it back out of fear that her hands would smell like the oyster liuor which came from her time of working at her parent's seafood house The way that it was described almost made Nan even that much charming as if she were different in her own very special way by having an uncommon occupationOne thing that I love to read about in books is when the story comes full circle Every event in Nan's life shapes who she is in the next moment Every event ties to the previous I often talk about moments in time this is a glimpse into the life of a girl who shared several rare moments with several rare and original personality types This is part of what made the story specialIf you're looking for a traditional romance story this will not be the book for you However if you're looking for a story about a character finding oneself you might enjoy the journey of Nan King