Monday, February 2, 2009

It made me want to commit suicide

Suicide Blonde
Author: Darcey Steinke
Publisher: The Atlantic Monthly Press
Amazon Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Ennui's Rating: 2 stars

Plot: Jesse feels the love Bell has for her slipping away so she embarks on a journey to separate herself from him in order to understand what true love really means. In the long hull, she wishes nothing but to return to her rather homosexual boyfriend.

Interesting quote: "Was it the bourbon or the dye fumes that made the pink walls quiver like vaginal lips?" (P. 3)

Thoughts: Probably one of the worse books on my shelf. The story line can be summed up simply: girl loves boy, boy loves boys and is still in love with his ex boyfriend, girl then searches for a girl that a woman named Pig loves, second girl arranges for first girl to be raped by a stranger, girl then reunites second girl and Pig and then embarks on a road trip to find boy's ex boyfriend. In the midst of this, there's also a scene where the boy, named Bell, arranges to have sex with Jesse, while an onlooker watches in the shadows; Jesse is never the wiser.

There were times in the novel that I wanted to put it down - as I had done so in the past, but I spent money on it, so I gave it a chance. There were times in the storyline where I expected something good to happen, or that Jesse would grow a brain and become semi-likable.

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