The Apple: Crimson Petal Stories, by Michel Faber
After reading The Crimson Petal and the White and utterly adoring it, I wanted to wait for a while before I read The Apple. It just makes me want to read the book all over again! Michel Faber writes really quirky and entertaining short stories about a variety of major and minor characters. The best part is that one of them does include snippets of information about what happened to Sugar after the end of Crimson Petal. Really though this book was just an excuse to remember and gush about its predecessor. I feel really jealous of anyone reading Crimson Petal for the first time because it is such a great experience.