Book reviews

"The bell jar" (Sylvia Plath, 1963)

I hadn't read anything from Sylvia Plath before, except perhaps some poem that someone had selected. So I jumped at the chance of reading this book. It is her only novel, and it quickly engages you. You're charmed by the protagonist early on, her funny/ironic commentary on her surroundings, the way she looks at life. Then it happens ---that---, and it all goes downhill.

I devoured the book, and it's extremely real, shocking. It made me feel apprehensive for a few days, that intense it is.

It also made me feel incredibly sad about her suicide and the fact that she could have given us a ton more of this.