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The Apple by Michel Faber

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Author: Michel Faber
Title: The Apple
Release: September 2006
Reviewer: Chrissy
Source: Library
Purchase: | Book Depository

“New Crimson Petal Stories”. In this collection, Michael Faber revisits the world of his bestselling novel, “The Crimson Petal & White”, briefly opening doors onto the lives of its characters to give us tantalising glimpses of where they sprang from and what happened to them

Having adored The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber I decided to check out a book that contained short stories about the characters that we know and love (or hate in some cases) from The Crimson Petal and the White, in his follow up book The Apple. Some of these stories take place before the Crimson Petal and the White and some take place afterward.

I loved this book just as much as I did The Crimson Petal and the White. Each story brings a unique perspective of the characters that we became so acquainted with in its predecessor. Once again, Faber proves himself to be a literary master, providing detail oriented accounts of both lovable and loathsome characters. However, unlike The Crimson Petal and the White, this book is a quick read. But be forewarned DO NOT READ THIS UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE READ ITS PREDECESSORS, OTHERWISE MUCH OF THE PLOT WILL BE SPOILED.

My favorite stories in this anthology were Christmas in Silver Street, Chocolate Hearts from the New World, and The Fly, and Its Effect upon Mr. Bodley. However, all of the stories in this anthology are magnificent.

Chrissy fell in love with books at an early age. It all started with Judi Barrett’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. At the tender age of five she decided that she wanted to be a writer. Later, she graduated to books like A Wrinkle in Time, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and the Goosebumps series, participating avidly in her school’s Book It program. High school brought on new challenges and loves. She began writing for the school’s newspaper and literary magazine. The works of Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Shirley Jackson quickly overran her bookshelves. But when Chrissy was introduced to the world of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance, a grand love affair was set in motion. She is an avid reader of romance, urban fantasy, horror, erotica, and cozy mysteries. After working for the city library for six years and being surrounded by the works of greatly admired authors, she decided to devote her life to writing full time and hasn’t looked back since. When she is not devouring book after book, Chrissy loves to cook, bake, volunteer at the local animal shelter, and feed her addiction for horror movies. She lives in Maryland with her family and beloved pets.
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