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Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
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Sep 28, 2007

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Read in September, 2007

The story of the mad woman in the attic from jane eyre. A lovely story with gorgeous settings and lyrical language. however, being a lover of jane eyre, it was a little hard to wrap my head around, another side of the same story but not in the same way wicked is. It was also a bit hard for me to get into it because I knew the ending already (having read Jane eyre) and her ending is not pretty. Sometimes this works for stories -- like star wars, right? knowing the ending made the first ones better than they were, imo, like you were in on it somehow -- but in this story it seemed to preempt fully enjoying the story and characters. I think i would have enjoyed the book better if I didn't know until the end that she was Rochester's mad woman in the attic. yes, to get to the end and figure it out would have made this book more of a success for me.

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