03 September 2010

The Wide Sargasso Sea ~ Jean Rys

Purchased at City Lights Bookshop, San Francisco
Reviewed on First Tuesday Book Club

This is the story of the first Mrs Rocherster. It is a prequel or a sister novel to Jane Eyre.

It is set mainly in the Caribbean and maybe it was the fecund heat of the tropics rotting everyone's existence but I found that there was a lot of second guessing with the plot, a lot of reading between the lines and still not being sure that you "got" it.

The writing style was not for me.

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