Fingersmith bookmarks: I finally found the PERFECT things I needed to make the bookmarks at Michaels. Unfortunately, I left the bag in my backseat on a day when I took my daughter to the dump to clean out my car. She tossed the bag with other things and I didn’t catch it until we were driving away and I only had myself to blame. ACK!!! This does not mean you won’t be getting a bookmark. You most certainly will. I’m going to have to be creative with things I have at home. I can do that. If you read the book and provided comments, please send me your mailing address to literatehousewife (at) gmail (dot) com.
Here are my questions/comments about the last few chapters of Fingersmith:
1) Wasn’t it interesting how Mrs. Sucksby ended up predicting her own fate? I wonder how much of her time waiting for the execution thinking about that herself. Do you think that she ultimately repented for what she did to Susan? Knowing how her scheme ultimately played out, do you think she would have made the same decisions if had the chance to do it all again?
2) Despite the way that both Susan and Maud were ill used by Mrs. Sucksby’s schemes, is there any redemption for her in that the two lovers would never have met each other had she not set the whole thing into motion?
3) Do you think that Susan and Maud’s relationship will be life long? While I do believe that they love each other, they were both so very sheltered by their upbringings and have seen so little of the world and others. Once they’ve grown accustomed to their independence, will they change and grow apart?
4) Have you read of Sarah Waters’ other novels? If so, how does Fingersmith rank among her other work for you?
5) Do you have any other recommendations for those who loved Fingersmith?
Thank you so much for reading Fingersmith with me. It made for a fun October read.