11-28-2009, 09:13 PM
Amazing. Seriously brilliant.
This book was recommended to me recently by a friend and I read it, and now am so so glad that I did. The story centres around T.S.Garp, an aspiring writer, and the occurences of his life. Lust is a key theme in the book, and from this, rape, and also feminism and the struggle to become a successful writer. It is a very complex but very very gripping story, and it is a bit hard to describe here because:
1. If I were to start discussing the plot, it would go on for a long time and is one of those very twisty and complicated storylines and
2. I'm scared that if I do start discussing it, I may give away some of the many twists and surprises which are scattered throughout the book.
While I'll admit that it is quite graphic, and also can be very dark and sometimes disturbing, it is absolutely littered with irony, suspense and humour which will certainly bring a smile to your face. Along with this, it is brilliantly written and very very difficult to put down.
I should add that it is very VERY rare that any book impresses me like this one has. I only read this recently and had to give it back to my friend from whom I borrowed it, but I'm already saving to buy and re-read it :)
So if you're looking for a book to make you laugh out loud, possibly cry and definitely make you think, give this one a look. 5 Stars.
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