Curator Reviews

Douglas Stuart

I’ve read this seven or eight times. It’s a fleshy, brutal epic that reads like a Gericault painting. An immersive, seventeenth century love story set at the time of the English civil war; Jacob Cullen is a disgraced soldier, a violent, possessive man who falls in love with a fellow soldier, and when he cannot have him, destroys him instead. This is my pure pleasure read. It’s sort of like my Wuthering Heights in that it really rips my bodice.

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