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Kaysen's account goes further and questions the standard notions of sanity and insanity. Her plausible voice allows the reader to accept a world where time is distorted, chaos reigns and questions are left unanswered, capturing perfectly the sense of helplessness and frustration felt by these women. The book's gritty realism is also heightened by copies of the author's original medical reports lodged between the chapters.
However, it is her penetrating insights into those around her, from those cared for to the caretakers, that make "Girl, Interrupted" so potent. Lacing her narrative with a hard-edged, sardonic sting, she introduces us to a cast of characters from the outrageous Lisa to the chicken-hoarding Daisy to the Martian's girlfriend:
Daisy was a seasonal event. She came before Thanksgiving and stayed through Christmas every year ... "Would anyone like to share?" the head nurse asked ... "Me! Me! Somebody who was a Martian's girlfriend and also had a little penis of her own, which she was eager to show off, raised a hand; nobody wanted to share with her."Girl, Interrupted" is a credible and creditable chronicle of the lives of women in the 1960s who, through the ignorance and narrow-mindedness of society, were contained and monitored for not fitting into the "norm", the mainstream. Nicola Perry
This book is quite boring and not well written. Seen the film which I enjoyed but the book has bored me. My mind is constantly drifting as I read.Published 5 days ago by Anna Hobden
like the film so very interested in reading the book which will filling a lot more details about what happened to her and her personality disorderPublished 6 days ago by william
The book is different from the film (as expected) it includes more details about each patient and this book describes how Susanna battles through her diagnosis. Read morePublished 17 days ago by V. SIMPSON
Its not the same story as the film, which was disappointing but as a similar story with the same characters it was a good book.Published 1 month ago by marta
I love the movie and I've watched it more than once, and I like the book too. It's quite different to the movie, and the people in it are described differently and Susanna seems... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Zoey
boith books are in nioce readable condition and I am very satisfiedPublished 2 months ago by John heller