Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books
Love is a dangerous angel. In five luminous novels, acclaimed writer Francesca Lia Block spins a saga of interwoven lives and beating hearts. These postmodern fairy tales take us to a magical Los Angeles, a place where life is a mystery, pain can lead to poetry, strangers become intertwined... show more
Love is a dangerous angel. In five luminous novels, acclaimed writer Francesca Lia Block spins a saga of interwoven lives and beating hearts. These postmodern fairy tales take us to a magical Los Angeles, a place where life is a mystery, pain can lead to poetry, strangers become intertwined souls, and everyone is searching for the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all: love.
Publish date: September 28th 2010
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
Series: Weetzie Bat -5 (#1)
I first discovered Francesca Lia Block years ago through her book Weetzie Bat. I had randomly found a copy at my bookstore and figured it'd be a fast, fun read. I ended up being right. I also grabbed Girl Goddess #9 soon after, but that was my only experience with Block's work for many years. Luckil...
This falls squarely into the magical realism type of story. I would probably have enjoyed it a bit more if I was younger, but this story of a complicated family, who have complicated relationships and around whom things that are possibly magical happen. They have their own language and thinking an...
Sometimes the book can be too cute! It's just way too fairytale-y and cutesy. and I got tired of reading it. Sorry, but DNF.
About halfway through reading this, I finally figured out what was bothering me about the Weetzie Bat books in general. It reminded me a lot of my feelings towards Rent. When I was sixteen, I freaking loved that musical. I thought it was so awesome, and raw, and real, and this is how real life total...
With this series I was hoping for more fantasy. While there is some there is also a piece of reality fitting into the story. The world of Weezie Bat is kinda of gritty and reminds of reading a Poppy Z. Brite book but less graphic. I thought because looking at covers there was fairies in the book an...