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Splitting

3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  125 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Splitting swoops with dizzying ease among the conflicting perspectives of a woman whose personality, in the face of her impending divorce, has slivered into a chorus of bickering interior voices, each with its own very distinct tastes and agendas. Ranging from former teen pop star to hapless titled wife, Angelica runs riot over London and its environs, chauffeured by the r ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Atlantic Monthly Press (first published June 1st 1995)
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Colleen Stone
I was in need of a light read with some depth to it. 'Splitting" fitted the bill perfectly.

The young and beautiful Lady Angelica Rice (nee Lamb) is freshly separated from her husband of eight years, Lord Rice. Holed up in five star comfort at London's Claremont Hotel, (the bill for which is paid by her unsuspecting husband's company while he, lax in the extreme in matters financial ((and otherwise)), wonders where she has gone to ground).

From here, Lady Rice licks her wounds and wallows in the
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Angie Kariofilli
Ένα βιβλίο που μιλάει για ψυχικές διαταραχές. Μια γυναίκα που στο σώμα της κατοικούν πολλές προσωπικότητες. Η κάθε μία με εντελώς διαφορετικό χαρακτήρα. Κάνουν την εμφάνιση τους, ακριβώς μετά την ξαφνική αίτηση διαζυγίου που της γίνεται. Σε όλο το βιβλίο η συγγραφέας δίνει όλους τους διαλόγους που συμβαίνουν στο μυαλό της ηρωίδας.Προσπαθεί και πολλές φορές το καταφέρνει να δείξει σε πόσο μεγάλη αντίκρουση βρίσκονται μέσα της.Στο τέλος μόνο μετά την αποκάλυψη που της γίνεται από τη μητέρα της,σιγ ...more
Carrie
Pretty funny story about a woman with split personalities. At first, the disorder is problematic, but later each personality ends up pitching in to help the main character.
Nelie
Great book about marital dissolution and betrayal and what it does to a woman's psyche. Feminist, pointed,playful and darkly humorous, as all Weldon's novels are.
Jane Matteis
Time for me to stop reading this author for a while. They are all getting too samey.
This is not one of her best.
Joan
Jun 02, 2008 Joan rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: No-one
Recommended to Joan by: Just knew her name was well reviewed
Not my thing at all - infact I'm giving up half way through. I think I prefer something with an identifiable story
Helen Stanton
Abandoned ......dated and a bit silly
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Fay Weldon CBE is an English author, essayist and playwright, whose work has been associated with feminism. In her fiction, Weldon typically portrays contemporary women who find themselves trapped in oppressive situations caused by the patriarchal structure of British society.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fay_Weldon
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