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The best penny dreadful ever If you know the location Fleet Street, Hen Chicken Court, Inner Temple as I do you feel at home with the book from page 1 on You can t put this book down the devilish barber, Big Ben, Johanna Oakley, Mark Ingestrie, Tobias Ragg, Mr Fogg, the madhouse and Mrs Lovett the pie maker What a set of characters and what a rollercoaster ride of a read It s almost like a computer game by Sid Meier You definitely want to find out the secret of the barber s chair and why the pies taste that good Absolute classic, absolute recommendation One of the quickest reads of that era ever Gosh that hack writer really could tell a tale Suspense until the very last page Ug For a penny dreadful, this wasn t too bad Three stars may be a bit generous, but the prose isn t as purple as other books of its ilk like Wagner the Werewolf.You learn early on that Sweeney Todd murders the people he shaves and that their remains are sold as pies in Mrs Lovett s shop Some of the backstory is revealed through as you know dialogue, a convention that becomes annoying if you ve read How Not to Write a Novel or seen one of M Night Shyamalan s movies The reader is often addressed in the narration in a much intrusive way than other Victorian novels like Jane Eyre You re even told which characters you should sympathize with Obvious techniques to lengthen the story are present, including verbose letters about the secret of Mrs Lovett s pie shop that still omit the actual secret, and whole chapters of filler subplots.Despite the obvious stylistic flaws, The String of Pearls has entertaining action sequences, a morbid sense of dramatic irony, and a wonder dog too There s a surprising amount of social commentary about the poor treatment of the mentally ill and how people can be discontented regardless of the standard of living This gives the book a bit merit than other trashy crime novels. It took me awhile to get into this novel it is Victorian Sweeney Todd is one of my favorite musicals and I have wanted to read this for awhile but it was rather laborious They made a lot of good cuts and changes to create the musical In the novel version, Sweeney is a straight up villain, no backstory is given to justify his murderous ways, Johanna is simply the daughter of a spectacle maker and in love with a sailor she has not seen in two years, Mr Fogg has a devious role at the mad house, and the judge does not even exist I m glad I read it, but the plot was not as compelling as the musical s plot. Save yourself, see the movie I have seen neither the movie or the musical so there were no expectations going in I was, however, familiar with the story as most are I hated giving this one star, but there was just so much I didnt like about it There was absolutely no back story given on Todd, he was already murdering people in the first chapter and we have no idea what has driven him to this point Loveitt is mentioned twice, Johanna is a twitwell you get the idea Perhaps it s because it was originally written as serial, with different authors over a long period of time that it just made for a very lackluster book. Overall this was a fun read I will say that the first half of the book is very slow in presenting background information and the character of Johanna is very dry and boring though necessary to the story line and very prominent in the first half I was of course comparing the book to the movie musical which I have seen and it is very different Maybe it was because I knew the punchline of the book because of the movie, but it was very slow and didn t include as much detail as I would have liked at times The book was very well written though and utilized great descriptions and characterization that was really the driving force of this book Even if you hadn t seen the movie or musical, the plot wasn t very surprising, but the characters and their backgrounds and interactions were really the biggest strengths of the story in my opinion It was a fun read, but I don t think that I will ever find myself picking it up again in the future. I feel like I may be the first person to finish this book in 50 years, although whoever wrote the musical probably did and wisely ditched much of it I unfortunately read the book as part of a club activity and then we watched Sweeny Todd with Johnny Depp At least 12 hours of my life wasted. *Ebook ⇶ The String of Pearls ↟ Read The Book That Sparked The Legend Look Beyond The Musical To The Real Tale Of The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street The Myth Of Sweeny Todd Has Long Been Speculated To Come From A True Story And This Novel, Written At The Height Of The Legend, Is Perhaps As Close To The Truth As It Is Possible To GetThe Original Sweeny Todd A String Of Pearls Is A Classic From That Is Set In The Dark Underbelly Of London Written As A Series Of Penny Dreadfuls By Thomas Preskett Press, The Series Has Since Been Collected Into A Single Novel That Will Have Readers Itching To Find Out The Next Dark Twist See The Characters As You Have Never Seen Them Before, The Way They First Appeared A String Of Pearls Follows Sweeny Todd As He Descends Deeper And Deeper Into Madness Having Murdered Johanna S Suitor, Sweeny Sets In Motion The Events That Lead To His Downfall Johanna Sets Out To Track Her Fianc E Down And In That Process She Will Unearth A Gruesome TruthMeanwhile Toby, Sweeny S Apprentice, Will Be Driven Mad By What He Finds Sweeny Todd S Dark Agreement With Mrs Lovett And Her Sinister Pie Shop Has Stunned Victorian And Modern Audiences Alike This Classic And Brilliant Novel Will Take You Back Through Time And Show You A Past Filled With Tragedy And Beauty As Johanna Goes In Search Of Her Lost LoveJohanna S Loyalty And Bravery Stand Out All The As She Risks Everything To Find The Demon Barber S SecretTodd Is A Brilliant Character Both Compelling And Horrifying Who Has Drawn People Again And Again Into His Story As Suspicion Grows And Todd Becomes Manic And Terrifying And Mrs Lovett Grows And Desperate, The Two Will Drive Each Other Further Into Darkness Through The Years This Timeless Tale Has Captured The ImaginationThe World Over, A String Of Pearls Is A Classic That Went On To Spawn Both A Hit Musical And An Oscar Winning MovieThomas Preskett Prest Was A British Writer, Journalist And Musician He Was A Prolific Producer Of Penny Dreadfuls He Wrote Under Several Pseudonyms Including Bos, A Takeoff Of Charles Dickens Own Pen Name, Boz Before Joining Edward Lloyd S Publishing Factory, Prest Had Made A Name For Himself As A Talented Musician And ComposerAlbion Press Is An Imprint Of Endeavour Press, The UK S Leading Independent Digital Publisher For Information On Our Titles Please Sign Up To Our Newsletter At Endeavourpress Each Week You Will Receive Updates On Free And Discounted Ebooks Follow Us On Twitter EndeavourPress And On Facebook Via We Are Always Interested In Hearing From Our Readers Endeavour Press Believes That The Future Is Now Very good Read it horrific but funny black humour and crime Great mysteries until the end