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Binary Star by Sarah Gerard
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Any novel that starts off with a quote from Raoul Vaneigem is OK with me. The quote: "Down with a world in which the guarantee that we will not die of starvation has been purchased by the guarantee that we will die of boredom." This quotation sets the book in its proper light, considering the first person account of struggling with anorexia, as well as with her alcoholic boyfriend. It's an impossible book to put down. Both due to the writing, but as well as the force to go to from beginning to the end. To be honest I never could understand anorexia, but by reading Sarah Gerard's novel, I have a much clear view of what it must be like. The character's existence is barely existing - and it's not only due to her physical and mental condition, but also the way of the world. "Binary Star" is a tough little book. A great pleasure to read. Yet, still, she has a beautiful way of stating a crisis as it happens. A wonderful book.
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Reading Progress

January 10, 2015 – Started Reading
January 10, 2015 – Shelved
January 10, 2015 – Finished Reading

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