Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The HoursThe Hours by Michael Cunningham
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book gets three stars because it is honestly beautifully written.  This book fails to get any more stars because there is really only one character in the entire book, who is not one of the three main characters, who is written in such a way that you honestly care about what happens to them and who's story is truly meaningful (Richard).  The three women who we follow through the chapters struggle endlessly with feeling like they are watching themselves from outside of their own bodies and are simply too self indulgent and pained with their 'struggles' while they live charmed lives of creativity and excess.  This book rivals Eat, Pray, Love as a feminist's worst nightmare.

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