My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Thanks to a suggestion by Angela Rackard Campbell, I’ve joined a website called NetGalley, where authors and publishers can list their books to find reviewers, and reviewers can find free books to review and offer their feedback. I’m finding this website very enjoyable and convenient, and this is where I picked up Vivid and Repulsive as the Truth, which I must confess, took me for a completely unexpected literary and philosophical ride! My feelings about this book ran from elation to disappointment, and from profound tears to mild horror.
Since I had never heard of Djuna Barnes, I paid close attention to the introduction, where the editor gives you a description of Continue reading “Vivid and Repulsive as the Truth: The Early Works of Djuna Barnes By Djuna Barnes”
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This short story about a girl kidnapped by rambunctious aliens will leave you both laughing and blushing. The language the author uses to describe the sexual encounter made me cringe a bit, but she definitely makes an impact. I felt a little dirty after, which I’m guessing is the point! A good read if you’re looking for something unusual and racey and quick!