Monday, April 03, 2006

Hell and Mothers

I just finished two books. First, Hell by Kathryn Davis and then In a Country of Mothers by A.M. Homes.

Davis is the author of the just published The Thin Place, which got a lot of good reviews. Hell was really good--very experimental, very non-linear--lyrical and opaque in the way I remember To the Lighthouse to be, but disturbing. I lookforward to reading The Thin Place--in paperback! (Hardback books are a pain in the ass).

Then I read In a Country of Mothers, and LOVED it--though it was even more upsetting and disturbing than Hell. Homes does not have a good opinion of humanity--but then neither do I so, the book made a good impression on me.

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