Monday, October 7, 2013
It is interesting that Freud had a relationship with his sister-in-law. She lived in their house for 40 years and helped his wife raise her 6 children. The authors even make the claim that she had an abortion at some point. However, I kind of hate when books try to re-write or create history for us.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
I was a bit apprehensive about this book because I read another of her books In the Woods which was sooooooo disappointing. Basically, while that one ended, a huge portion of the story was NEVER EXPLAINED. Which is not cool Tana French. BUT, the story itself was so intriguing, so I thought I would check this out.
I finished this book a few days ago and then I have been thinking about the story and thinking about the story. I REALLY liked this book. It was pretty disturbing. It wasn't hugely gory but I just can't stop thinking about it.
A family has been murdered and only the mother survives. The family's computer has been wiped clean and their are signs that some weird things were going on in the house. The story follows 2 police detectives and their quest to find out what happened and why.
It's a great book and there are a lot of things to discuss.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
This book took a few chapters for me to get engaged in. HOWEVER, after that, I really loved this book. It is the story of an emigrant family in New York. The matriarch Manya, is a widow raising two small children, her son Jack and her little sister sent from Odessa. The story follows Manya, her child, her sister and her grandchildren. It is an enlightening story about what life was like for those in the Jewish Ghettos of New York. I really liked this book, it would be fabulous for a book club study. According to the book notes, much of this story was autobiographical and this is the now deceased author's only novel. She did write a book about censorship and testified as an expert witness in an obscenity trial involving the banning in San Diego of Henry Miller's controversial novel, "Tropic of Cancer." Fascinating and so different from any of my experiences. A great book!