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The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante
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Mar 23, 2012

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Read from March 23 to April 13, 2012

I did a no-no...I judged a book by it's cover. And, of course, it misled me. I was in the mood to get lost in a story of a woman freeing herself from the chains of a limiting life...losing herself in passion and a bit of ecstasy thrown in for good measure. If I would have read the book jacket, I would have been enlightened that I was treading into a completely different variety of losing oneself. But, I didn't...(because sometimes I want no hints). While the writing was OUTSTANDING, I found myself irritated by the pages and pages of a woman in the throes of mania. I'm all for a healthy breakdown every once in awhile, but this one went a bit too far for my personal taste.
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