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Depressing but good (!),
This review is from: Play It As It Lays (Paperback)
Probably one of the more depressing books I've read, this is one long tale of misery, centred around a has-been actress whose life slowly goes off the rails into a miasma of pointlessness, abortion, failed relationships and murder. But this is essentially where the book's power lies; in it's ability to disturb the reader and force them to reassess themselves and give thanks that their life isn't quite this bad. Didion writes the book in a spare, deadpan style that is brutally appropriate to the subject matter.
Those of a depressive disposition would probably be better off with a Harry Potter.