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When I was about 15 years old, I wrote a poem which included the line : 'I wish they made better books.' My poetry teacher commented that he wished it too, and that we'd probably be wishing it for the rest of our lives.

This is why I want to be a writer. This is also why I don't read often enough.

When people ask me what sorts of books I like reading, I have trouble finding an answer. I d… Mehr dazu


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Audrey Style (Beaux Livres) von Pamela Clarke Keogh
Audrey Style (Beaux Livres) von Pamela Clarke Keogh
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3.0 von 5 Sternen It's got pretty pictures..., 15. März 2000
Audrey Style is a stylish, attractive coffee table book. However, it's just that: a coffee table book, best enjoyed by keeping it around (preferably on a coffee table), thumbing through the pictures every so often, and merely skimming the text in a couple of places.
The pictures, of course, are great. After all, they're pictures of Audrey Hepburn! There's an enormous amount of pictures of her at various points in her career, and most of them truly seem to capture the grace, sophistication, and effortless style inherent in Audrey (and apparently missing in the world today.)
The actual writing, though -- the "book" part -- falls short. It's a good read, and you'll… Mehr dazu
Girl, Interrupted (Vintage) von Susanna Kaysen
Girl, Interrupted (Vintage) von Susanna Kaysen
5.0 von 5 Sternen Method to the Madness, 23. Februar 2000
Many of us have doubted our sanity at one point or another, especially during adolescence; after reading this book, you may have cause to doubt it again. Susanna Kaysen's memoir portrays the "parallel universe" of insanity with alarming precision.
Girl, Interrupted is a quick read, but worth reading more than once. Kaysen's prose is sophisticated, straightforward, and honest, with enough figurative language to give the book a poetic feel. The book is divided into short, self-contained chapters, organized in a vaguely (but not perfectly) linear time frame; the purpose of this is not to show a conventional plot, but to provide a loose framework for Kaysen's illness… Mehr dazu
Eat Me von Linda Jaivin
Eat Me von Linda Jaivin
2.0 von 5 Sternen Baloney and Processed Cheese, 23. Februar 2000
Although this book is about two of my favorite things--food and sex--it was a little hard to swallow, for lack of a better term. The opening chapter is well-written and sexy, but the book falls apart soon after.
The main characters are four women who eat food, have sex, and do little else worth mentioning. They're interchangable, forgettable variations on one another, and Jaivin's attempt to emphasize each one as she goes about her business inevitably chops what could be a good novel into a collection of erotic vignettes and dialogues, with a whole lot of filler in between.
Is there a plot? After reading it once, I'm not sure, and in all honesty I'm not inclined to go… Mehr dazu