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Saturday, September 12, 2015



It's interesting to read your words. I have read The interestings but wasn't all that crazy about it so I put off reading this for a long time. I was familiar with Plath but since I spent those teenage years in Turkey, I was never introduced to her work and I think it was almost too late by the time I moved here so I never read her. Maybe that's why it didn't bother me as much that she wasn't a bigger part of this book. I did like this one but mostly because while I didn't see the "twist" coming, it didn't really upset me too much. Apparently putting these twists is the new way to write novels now (Which i will say I am NOT fond of. it feels so gimmicky and cowardly to me.) and when I find a novel where the twist doesn't make me angry, I think it feels like such a relief that it almost feels like i like the novel. At least that's how it felt with this one. (whereas I hated gone girl and vanishing girls and mostly disliked the girl on the train.)

I just finished Disclaimer (like 10 minutes ago) and it, too, has a twist (shocking!) but, for many reasons, this one didn't upset me and instead made me think a lot about the power of perspective, about motherhood, about marriage, etc. So I am letting it off the hook even though it also used this new gimmicky novel writing technique. Let me know what you think if you read it.

I've decided to take a break and go back to reading Ishiguro who apparently can write beautifully in every genre.

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