I have been a dedicated fan of Edward Carey since reading his Heap House series. So when I heard he'd written a novel about Madame Tussaud, my TBR pile was quickly forgotten. After finishing it, I can say with strong conviction that only Edward Carey, with his macabre illustrations and Dickensien characters, could so wonderfully bring to life a figure as complex as Madame Tussaud. Little is a magnifying glass centered on a country caught in a revolution and a small, seemingly insignificant girl named Marie who would make radical history moving from poverty in Germany to the royal house of Versailles, meeting character after sordid character along the way. Rest assured, wax heads will roll.