A melding of fact and fiction of the affair between Sigmund Freud and Minna Bernays, this is a tragedy of rather twisted love story, and an even greater tragedy of filial love. Those fascinated with Freud will enjoy a peek into this lesser-known side; those who enjoy historical fiction will enjoy the depiction of Vienna at the turn of the century. Those who dislike sordid affairs in all its sordid glory may not find this very appealing.
A chunkster of a book that is a book version of a messy, non-holds-barred, visual-fest Tarantino movie. Several storylines intertwine to highlight the angst of passionate living. Those who love popular culture will no doubt eat this up. Those who enjoy a nostalgic road trip will enjoy references to the dying breed of old school actors/musicians/artists and midwives. Check out my full review at Guiltless Reading
Really enjoyed this one! This is real and honest, just like Darlene Barnes's cooking :) Check out my review on my blog, Guiltless Reading: http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.ca/2013/08/hungry-by-darlene-barnes-giveaway.html
I suffered through this. I found it tedious; it felt like required reading. There were glimpses of what I think would be considered innovative or novel, but the payoff never really came for me. I probably just didn't get it. Check out the FULL REVIEW on my blog Guiltless Reading
I started out quite wary because I wasn't quite liking the beginning (what is it with mentioning Starbucks and too much swearing?). But this turned out to be surprisingly good -- when it got to the point when the main character starts dishing on the character of her dead boyfriend and there were some feminist undertones, everything clicked for me! Check out my full review on my blog Guiltless Reading.
Check out my full review on my blog Guiltless Reading. ----- July 30: I just finished it. What the heck did I just read about ... a madwoman who became a saint. A woman who married a eunuch. I oversimplify. Not sure where I stand with this book yet.