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Lori



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PostSubject: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (c. 1966)   Fri 09 Jan 2009, 8:30 pm

For my book I picked Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. The main character in this book is the crazy wife that's in the attic in Jane Eyre. I had been wanting to read this book for awhile. I heard that it gave some insight into how she got to be the way she was. The book was a quicker read than I thought. I must say I was disappointed. The whole story was a bit vague and I really didn't feel I understood her or Mr. Rochester any better. I will only give it 2 1/2 stars. I wouldn't recommend it.

In the spirit of overachieving I started another book from the list. The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro. I picked this one because his book The Remains of the Day was great. I also read another book by him that I hated. I guess I wanted a tie breaker. Well, I have given up on The Unconsoled. I got about 60 pages in, put it down and have no desire to pick it back up. The only emotion I felt was frustration. So back to the list..

If anyone wants some ideas I would highly recommend Pride and Prejudice, The Remains of the Day and The Confederacy of Dunces.

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PostSubject: Re: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (c. 1966)   Fri 09 Jan 2009, 9:39 pm

Wow, this is interesting. I have When We Were Orphans by Ishiguro in my TBR ("to be read") pile, but you are not the first person who seems to think the guy has a split personality in regards to his writing. Sixty pages sure is giving it a go!

Thanks for the suggestions, I'm very unsure which novel to pick for this topic and I think it's just 'round the bend.

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PostSubject: Re: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (c. 1966)   Sat 10 Jan 2009, 10:16 am

When We Were Orphans was the one I wanted to throw out the plane. The only reason I finished it was because it was all I had to read on the plane and the headphones in our row were out. Plus I kept hoping it would have a good ending. It was horrible. I didn't like the characters, the story, the ending anything. The Remains of the Day was so good it was amazing to me that this one was so bad. Don't bother.

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PostSubject: Re: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (c. 1966)   Sat 10 Jan 2009, 9:51 pm

Okay, I just took a very close look at this list (it's my next topic). Egads, what a mess. There are some truly bad novels on there ... like books I would not wish on anyone.

This will certainly be interesting.

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