Krzysztof Raczy Raczy itibaren Mélykút, Macaristan
I have noticed a tendency for books about the Holocaust to recieve very positive reviews, even if they are poorly written. The Diary of Anne Frank and Night are important literary works in that they help shine a light on a horrific period of human history, but neither does so in a way that is literarily great, or even notable. Elie Wiesel gets five stars for surviving, not for writing.
reading this book was often difficult, as i could relate to exactly what the author was describing. many of the passages hit very close to home. she paints a far too accurate picture of what it's like to be young, depressed, and completely out of place. in fact, this was the best description of such that i've ever read (and much like her, i was obsessed with self-destructive authors for many years - still am, i suppose). i would without a doubt recommend this book and have several people already in mind.
creepy, gothic, lush, romantic and stupid.