The Sunday Salon #27: Written on the Body Week 2
Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 5:13PM
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I am very slow with completing books during this LAST year of law school while I am in the midst of wedding planning and daydreaming about making my life in a new state and figuring out how to find and create my dream job, so I thought that it would be fun to have a progress report of my reading. This is an online reading group where all the participants set aside time to read every Sunday and blog about the experience.

I finished reading Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson just in the nick of time for a book club meeting tonight.  Overall, I thought the book was interesting.  However, I had a very hard time being sympathetic with the narrator.  I had trouble with the infidelity.  On the plus, Partner to-be and I agreed that the writing itself is beautiful. The novel contains lots of lovely images of love and relationships.   I am still not sure if the narrator is male or female.  When I think of the narrator as male, I find myself less sympathetic towards his behavior.  When I think that the narrator is female, I am more sympathetic.  I did not realize that I had such sexist thinking within me.  I talked a bit more about this difference in my post last week.

After tonight's book club discussion, I will post my review.


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