Saturday, June 02, 2007

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

8/10 - This is one of those books that make you realize how much times have changed. From women's roles in society to psychiatric treatment, this story covers a lot. I had a hard time feeling sympathetic towards the main character because she led such a pampered life (what did she have to be depressed about?). However, I don't think she really expects or wants the reader to be sympathetic, she's written so matter-of-fact. I thought Esther was very progressive for her time. I can't say this was an enjoyable read, but it was definitely thought provoking. You can't help but wonder how much of it was autobiographical.

1 comment:

annelise said...

i admire the number of books you read... i would like to do the same. this year i ve read something like 7 books but 4 from the same author/ serie (baudelaire orphans!!)...
i leave tomorrow for france. i wish you good reading and i try to follow your readings!!