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Splitting

3.31  ·  Rating Details ·  164 Ratings  ·  8 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
Dec 23, 2012 Colleen Stone rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humour, feminist
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
Nov 03, 2012 Angie Kariofilli rated it it was ok
Shelves: it-s-ok
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
Marina
Jan 23, 2015 Marina rated it it was ok
This book is strange. I thought the story had a lot of potential after I read the synopsis. Instead it turned out more like some sexually charged slapstick drama about marriage. don't get me started about the ending... I mean what the heck?
Joan
Jun 02, 2008 Joan rated it did not like it
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
Carrie
Jan 21, 2008 Carrie rated it really liked it
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
Feb 20, 2011 Nelie rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 31, 2010 Jane Matteis rated it did not like it
Time for me to stop reading this author for a while. They are all getting too samey.
This is not one of her best.
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.

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