Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Year of Magical Thinking (sans magical writing)

The Year of Magical Thinking The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

My review

rating: 2 of 5 stars
So many people have raved about this book, and it won awards so though memoirs are not my usual genre, I thought I would really enjoy it. Boy, was I wrong.

The author is a writer and so was her husband of 40 years. Her writing is excellent, well researched points of view, etc. But as far as being engaged in the story or caring about the characters? Nada.

Perhaps if I had been touched by tragedy and death I would be able to understand and appreciate the authors POV. Until then, I'll stick to fiction.

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1 comment:

  1. LOL - @ "sans magical writing". Glad to see you're posting again - off to read all the new reviews :)