Wednesday, August 16, 2006

79. "Black Water" ~ Joyce Carol Oates


"You love the life you've lived because it is yours. Because that is the way that you have come."

Kelly Kelleher, "good girl," political romantic, drowns in black swamp water after a drunk senator drives her to a potential rendezvous. The book races, breathless, through Kelly's last thoughts, her memories, her reasoning, her choices, until you feel like your own lungs are burning with the strain.

A fast read, but a strenuous one.

4.25 out of 5.0 Black Velvets.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this book, it makes you feel it`s really going on!so real!