Fran de Taringamotu, New Zealand
Il se trouve que nous jouons ce spectacle au Shakespeare Theatre cette saison, et c'est une délicieuse pièce de duvet de pêche.
This was a fun read. I was in love with Johnny Depp when the film came out, and so saw it several times. Reading the book was an opportunity to get to know those characters a little better, to travel behind the scenes and into their thoughts. I would say that this is worth reading. Let's hear it for small town Americana, as well as the clean and dirty secrets it hides.
I was halfway through this book before I realized how easy it was to relate to its two protagonists. I've never given much thought to MPD/DID, but as I read through, I began to understand how it could feel to be entirely disassociated from your own life. That being said, there were a few parts that hit a little close to home - the feeling of one parent allowing an abusive situation to continue, and the accompanying helplessness and fatalism that accompanies it comes to mind - but overall, it was worth the uncomfortable parts. The narrative and plot were at times a little less elegant than I would have liked. Some of the "twists" felt a little sloppy, some of the "cliffhangers" unnecessary. All told, the conclusion was satisfactory (if not better), and the self-reflection it inspired made it a thoroughly likable book. You can read the first few pages yourself here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/00609...