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liquid_gaze has commented on (2) products.

I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
I Know This Much Is True

liquid_gaze, October 23, 2009

This book was indescribable. During my first read through I was in high school, and didn't absorb everything, but reading it again is so awe-inspiring. This is a very moving book that will make you hurt, smile, and think, again and again. I love this book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a truly epic read.
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Colossus & Other Poems by Sylvia Plath
Colossus & Other Poems

liquid_gaze, October 20, 2009

The Colossus was the first poetry book by Plath that I had read (I started reading Plath's journals before anything else), and her poetry is not the kind of poetry that one can just read through in a day - it takes time to decipher many of her metaphors, similes and strung together words - but in the end, it is very worth it. From a psychological standpoint, it's interesting to see the hidden comments on the death of her father (as in "The Colossus" and "The Beekeeper's Daughter"), the high expectations of her mother (as in "The Disquieting Muses") and memories of her grandmother and her home ("Point Shirley"). The Colossus is observational and insightful, pointing out all the things that polite society wouldn't see fit to discuss: death, suicide, and prostitution, to name a few. The Colossus is bold, descriptive, and shows the breakthrough of Plath's writing psychologically. Seeming to keep a distant, dark tone, Plath delivers a cold, clear and unrestrained view of the beauty, ugliness, death, and life around her.
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