Audra (Unabridged Chick)'s Reviews > Becoming George Sand

Becoming George Sand by Rosalind Brackenbury
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Unfinished -- lovely, poetic language but a wholly unappealing heroine. I don't mind novels about love, marriage, and desire -- and even the desire to escape one's life for another passion -- but Maria was so unappealing (white upper class academic too comfortable with husband to leave him, but affair with married academic too fulfilling to end) I didn't care to take this trip with her. The odd, desperate way Maria kept trying to convince me that George Sand had it better (the 19th century better tolerated women who cheated?!) just sealed it for me and I couldn't finish.
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05/28/2011 page 26
9.0% "ew. Opens with married mother having an affair. Blech."
05/28/2011 page 36
12.0% ""Whatever you think of her writing or her choice of men, she lived an authentic life." I'm so v baffled by this idea that infidelity is freedom."
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Moira Russell Damn! I was hoping that was good (and more about Sand). Oh well.

Audra (Unabridged Chick) It might be really good -- the language is really lovely and if I liked Maria more I might have tried. She was so off putting and the author's working to make me feel sympathetic for her infidelity was just too much. I do feel like I need to qualify my review by saying I'm wildly liberal pro-sex lesbian, I just like my sex to involve open, honest communication.

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Moira Russell Also, OMG the title like Becoming Jane Austen, Becoming Jane (Eyre), Becoming George Sand....what do we have next, Becoming Liz Gilbert?

Audra (Unabridged Chick) For serious. If all it takes to become George Sand is cheat on your husband, then does drinking tea make me Jane Austen?

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Moira Russell Audra wrote: "then does drinking tea make me Jane Austen?"

//cracks up

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