The Sensualist: An Illustrated Novel

The Sensualist: An Illustrated Novel

by Barbara Hodgson

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Overview

Now in paperback, this potent mystery draws readers into a tangle of lost loves, vengeance, and murder. Set in the dark world of a European winter, and illuminated with Barbara Hodgson's haunting illustrations, The Sensualist is a visual and literary exploration of the limitations of looking and the boundless power of seeing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811832083
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 04/28/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Barbara Hodgson is a Vancouver-based writer, photographer, and designer. Her illustrated novels include The Tattooed Map, The Sensualist, and Hippolyte's Island.

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The Sensualist: An Illustrated Novel 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It's an amazing mystery that leads the reader on a journey through the past through words and illustrations. I couldn't put this book down!
wazdat More than 1 year ago
This was a fascinating and well written book. The author and her book do not deserve the two stars showingbecause of non reviews.I hope you take the time to read the reviews provided and give this book the chance it deserves! Its not a two star book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written and illustrated
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I've read in a long time.  For the sensitive readers who asked, there is no sex and no nudity. There are, however a few murders. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Detailed obscure history of early anatomy artist. Loose segmented characters with no depth and no real connection to each other. Only finished reading it because I paid 10 bucks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although the book is actually quite well written, I could not follow the thread of the story and gave up about a third of the way through- it was very confusing-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A difficult plot to follow and I am still not sure what this was all about. Many confusing pieces strung together with minimal glue. The pictures were hard to see in the e-book version I am using but may be better in later versions of the Nook. Not that they did anything to help the progress of the plot anyway.
bookloverPBC More than 1 year ago
Confusing and hard to put yourself into the authors head.
GING13 More than 1 year ago
Not what I expected. Too graphic in scientific studies of anatomy dating centuries ago. Basic story is too complex to follow. I am closing this book only half way through. Not recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible book for the average reader. It would probably be of interest to those who are interested in anatomy. Illustrations are very hard to figure out.
wellred1 More than 1 year ago
When I started to read the Sensualist, I thought I had picked up a somewhat strange story. In no time at all I realized that yes, it was a bit different and I was caught - I had a hard time paying atteention to anything else, I just wanted to know what was going to happen next. It drags you in and keeps you reading no matter what else may be going on around you! I highly recommend it for people looking for suspense with some unusual twists and turns. I'll be watching for others from Ms. Hodgson! Great discussion will occur if you're reading this in a book club - I know you'll want to talk about it after you've finished.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One reviewer called this book "quirky" - I would call it down right bizarre. I persevered to the end, hoping to be "enlightened" but it was a waste of time. Not sure how this one got published.
caerulius on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a very strange mystery. It begins rather like a David Lynch film: A young woman sits in a train compartment, when a huge and odd woman wearing an alarming wig and accompanied by a foppish young man sits in her compartment. The enormous woman gives her a peculiar gift, even as her dog offers to get her a new pair of shoes. The gift- a strange, locked box.The young woman is Helen Martin, an art historian who specializes in medical illustration, who is headed to Vienna to find her absentee husband. While there, she becomes embroiled in a mystery that is utterly unique and strange.The writing feels almost baroque, and is perfectly matched with the illustrations by Nick Bantock, famed for his conundrums. The entire book is a conundrum.
MoiraStirling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Confusing. Not an easy-read by far. I did, however enjoy the brief glimpses of Europe. (The pop-up style of the book was also intriguing.) If you can keep up, this is a mildly interesting ghost story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This wad the most horrible book that I have read. The story made no sense and was hard to see if there wad any story line
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Don't waste your time this book is unrealistic and boring! It was painful to continue reading. I had to finally stop.
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