Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
This book is simply brilliant. The fatalism of it’s heroine, Maria Wyeth, is absolutely heart-wrenching as she slowly grows more and more tired of life. Didion is a surgeon, each sentence like a scalpel cutting away a cancerous tumor. No one can match her for brutal honesty. While it’s a very quick read at just over 200 pages, it deals a swift but heavy blow.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
Can someone please explain to me why I ended up skimming 80% of this book and kept falling asleep… I feel like I just decided to read it at the wrong time, so I didn’t fully get what I was supposed to get out of it. GENUINELY CONCERNED.