Michel Faber

Michel Faber is a Dutch-born writer of English-language fiction, known for his novel 'The Crimson Petal and the White', which was adapted into a television series. He has also authored other works including 'Under the Skin', which was adapted into a film, and 'The Book of Strange New Things', which explores themes of love, faith, and the human condition. Faber's writing is characterized by its rich detail, complex characters, and exploration of moral and social issues.


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  1. 1. Under the Skin

    "Under the Skin" is a novel that follows the story of a woman named Isserley who picks up male hitchhikers in Scotland. However, Isserley is not what she seems - she's actually an alien sent from another planet to capture unsuspecting men, who are then sent back to her home planet to be used as meat. The book explores themes of humanity, morality, and the ethics of the meat industry.

    The 2670th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Crimson Petal And The White

    This novel transports readers to Victorian London, where we follow the complex and interwoven lives of a young, intelligent prostitute named Sugar and a well-to-do businessman, William Rackham. As Sugar becomes Rackham's mistress, her influence expands beyond the bedroom, affecting his personal and professional life. The narrative, rich in detail and social commentary, delves into the stark contrasts of the era, from the grim realities of poverty and exploitation to the opulent lifestyles of the elite, while exploring themes of ambition, desire, and the quest for a better life amidst the rigid class structures of the time.

    The 6665th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. The Book of Strange New Things

    A Christian minister is sent to a distant planet to teach its inhabitants about Christianity, leaving his wife behind on a rapidly deteriorating Earth. As he becomes more absorbed in the alien culture and his religious mission, his wife's desperate messages about natural disasters and societal breakdowns on Earth become increasingly alarming. The minister faces a moral and emotional dilemma, torn between his duty on the alien planet and his love for his wife and home planet.

    The 10243rd Greatest Book of All Time