Saturday, May 30, 2009

Two More Reviews

Falling Through the Earth
by Danielle Trussoni
3 scoops
(Great material- and some chapters were really quite moving- but on the whole I felt the moments were not connected into a gripping narrative arc)

Big Mouth and Ugly Girl
bu Joyce Carol Oates
4 Scoops
 (She did a great job of following an idea all the way through; she shows all of the ways in which a person and those in his immediate circle are impacted by an event, in this case, the character of Matt having been being falsely accused of threatening to blow up the school.  She also does interesting things with syntax and perspective to show the development of identity.  I liked the character of Ugly Girl/ Ursula Rigs/u r.)

1 comment:

  1. would it be okay to email some info on a book called Fade to Blue by Sean Beaudoin? let me know! thx...