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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
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Feb 04, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: literature-fiction, booker-prize
Read in February, 2009

Sublime and transcendent, the kind of writing where each word has texture and contains light and temperature, smells of the time and place. The story is of two sisters, caught like flies in amber, artifacts under glass, as the lives have already passed by the time we read them. There is a feeling of omniscience as we read this book, as we observe the characters living their lives, making choices that aren't really choices at all. But at the heart there was the heat we call love, and this is where we connect as living creatures to those we read about, with a feeling of, ah you have lived also. I thought it was a phenomenal piece of writing.
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