I had a lot of fun reading in June! This month I read in spurts--Inferno in a day, It Ends With Us in three--and generally, I was plugging through the new Yanagihara in the meantime. Check out the full slate...
To Paradise (vs. A Little Life)
In To Paradise, Yanagihara has invented a newer, subtler way to torture her readers and her characters: loneliness, helplessness, and self-delusion. All afflictions that more easily land close to home than the operatic suffering of A Little Life.
Book Review | A Little Life
A Little Life is painful, beautiful, and long. It’s the satisfying, engrossing kind of long, the kind where your mind tricks you into believing these people are real, that their lives are really happening, that you can really see their thoughts and their apartments and their laughter and their failure. This phenomenon is my favorite … Continue reading Book Review | A Little Life