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5.0 out of 5 stars Winterson convention anyone?, 10 Oct 2009
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This review is from: The Passion (Contemporary classics) (Paperback)
I read this again and I recognise where I go wrong with Winterson. I read her, like I would read an Agatha Christie, but these books demand more. I'm not a clever boy but it's funny I spent more time struggling with this than I would reading a 500 page book. It's the same as climbing a mountain and looking back at the view and I felt different having read it. This, by the way, in my opinion, is how Winterson is a genius. It's one thing enjoying a story and being distracted but it's quite different when a book changes the way you feel. She is, in short, an extrodinary writer.

I think before I sound really stupid, I should just list why this book needs to be read.
- Language here has a texture, like a silk or something.
- It's an amazing story
- "It was Napoleon who had such a passion for chicken that he kept his chefs working round the clock," is the best opening line of a book ever.
- The twist at the end, which I think is saying the absence of freedom can be chosen.
- Etc. Etc.

Really buy it. The Passion is a demanding mistress but a rewarding one.

Okay so now I'm a Winterson fan. I'll stop now.
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Initial post: 20 Oct 2009 16:41:31 BDT
H. Hubball says:
It is so good to see someone eloquently realise the genius of Jeanette Winterson. It made me feel good.
Thanks!

Posted on 3 Nov 2011 10:07:57 GMT
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