3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
not to my tastes thank you,
This review is from: Lacrimosa (Paperback)
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In summary this story appears to be an invented series of letters in which a conversation takes place between Chartlotte, who commits suicide at the start of the book, and her bipolar lover. He writes the letters on behalf of both of them as if she is still able to communicate with him after her death.
This novel starts with the suicide of Charlotte and goes into a bizarre text about how she dies and her family's reaction, and which eventually becomes obvious is the imagination of the author and then settles into the main story (as above) and the real events.
The book is described as a heartbreaking masterpiece, but despite having a general linking of eclectic and translated literature, it is one that feels self indulgent on behalf of the author and not to my tastes.