Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Review: Madeleine is Sleeping

Madeleine is Sleeping
Madeleine is Sleeping by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

After finishing Madeleine is Sleeping, I felt like I'd been privy to someone else's dream. Not everything made sense or connected, but there was a lovely flow of ideas and words. It's the kind of book you need to reread, perhaps twice.

I would suggest Jeanette Winterson and Jesse Ball as related authors if you like this style of work, specifically Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson and The Way Through Doors by Jesse Ball. Winterson and Ball have more concrete imagery and connections, and I feel are more satisfying to read overall.

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