Friday, March 07, 2008

XX. "The Crimson Petal and the White" - Michel Faber

As if the blanket-statements of 19th century London aren't mundane enough, the author further annoys with a combination of second person narrative and omniscience. You, you, you - I made a deal that I'd try for the 20th page, but 17 seemed enough. You can't stand this book and immediately take it to the window and drop-kick it into the snow.

2 comments:

trish said...

Nooo!! Go grab that book from the snow. The narration annoyed me in the beginning, but I read that book 5 years ago and remember more about it than Gone With the Wind, which I read one year ago. Seriously, I wouldn't try to steer you wrong. *right hand in the air, left hand on a Bible* This book is good, I promise you.

But if you don't pick it up again, I won't hold it against you. I've given up on Atonement despite the fact that it was loved by 90% of people out there. :D

Kristin Dodge said...

I'll try... after I get through this pile.