Started by Tenebracid, January 15, 2012, 08:40:21 PM
Quote from: HongKongGoolagong on December 26, 2012, 12:11:12 AMLisa Carver: _______ (book with no title)Ms Suckdog's take on 'victim literature' with a huge number of additional and pretty good paintings by her as full colour illustrative plates. No gossipy sexy light tone and good humour this time, and no bitching about her ex-husbands either: this is a very disturbing and intense book about buried memories from childhood resurfacing, about not knowing what was real anymore, about how a painting project led to a diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder. You really don't like the sound of her dad at all by the end. But like her, the reader is in quicksand: what was real? Why did Rollerderby readers point out that the zine's content and preoccupations had all the hallmarks of someone sexually abused as a child when she couldn't remember much about it until the age of 42? It's not at all like the usual exploitative painful lives memoirs (I burst out laughing in bookshops when I see titles like "Dance For Your Daddy" and "Ma, He Sold Me For A Few Cigarettes" at the sheer prurient tastelessness): it's a very unsettling, dark and murky read and she puts a sentence together pretty good.
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Quote from: Levas on January 12, 2013, 12:43:52 PMAlmost finished listening to Dostoyevsky - Crime and Punishment . I guess no comments are needed.