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Bed Time Reading,
This review is from: Strangeland (Hardcover)
I read this book in one sitting and found it, for the most part, quite disturbing, and partly entertaining and also in parts quite dull. Emin writes this book with a painful honesty and a navity that both devalues it's literary worth and paradoxcally makes it all the more interesting. I enjoyed her style of writing and the book had a good voice in parts. It is all out there for thoose that want to read it. She has led an interesting life and she will continue to do so. It is, however, shocking to discover that so many female readers relate to this work, bearing in mind the blunt scenes of sexual abuse that the author describes. This is not a book that is easy to put down.
That said, I would venture to suggest that had this book not been written by an established artist, then it would have never been published. This does not mean that book is mot worth reading. On the contary, it just means that you have to put the story into context with who she is. If you Enjoy Emin's art then you must buy this book. If you are interested in her as a person, than borrow it from a friend.
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Initial post: 23 Jun 2011 16:19:54 BDT
Miss S says:
I carnt wait to purchase this book . I must say *I* find it shocking that males would want to read this book . It was reported Tracy has or had the condition endometiosis . As a single lady of 43 and there must be may of us out there today who dont float down the isle at age 19 and live happily ever after !!..why shouldnt we relate to Tracy ..abortion ..sexual unhappiness ..pain..bleeding..is all part of of being woman . I think she is a beautiful ..honest ..open ..expressive person who has not had an easy life ..in fact shes to be admired . I would buy this book regardless of her connections to art ..why not . I totally relate i enjoy her work ..but i also see many similar things. Blood ..pain...distressing times ..shes a refreshing person i love her open gutsy personality ..combined with her vunerability and willingness to open and show her feelings .
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