Publish date: October 4th 2005
Edition language: English
So, I've been off BL for a long, long time. A lot has happened, I got pregnant and had a daughter. My mom got sick and passed away. I had to clear out and sell my childhood home and all the contents while trying to balance all of that and my full time job. It's been...something. For a while, not l...
I was emotionally invested in this reading (and listening experience), caught up in the upheaval of loss and recovery, as bewildered as the characters by the effects of grief, only to have all of that apparently minimized by a gift-wrapped, no-loose-ends conclusion. In this reading, I saw myself wi...
I'm not sure I want to finish reading it. I just hate her voice.. I found myself kept on skipping parts just to rush it, so I took a peek on the ending and call it a day :(
This is admittedly not one of Oates' stronger novels. I enjoyed it, though, as someone who has lost her mother. As an exploration of grief, it was interesting; as a novel, it was just okay.
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