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Books 7,8

The Bell Jar by Syvlia Plath. 288 pages.
Amazon review: The Bell Jar tells the story of a gifted young woman's mental breakdown beginning during a summer internship as a junior editor at a magazine in New York City in the early 1950s. The real Plath committed suicide in 1963 and left behind this scathingly sad, honest and perfectly-written book, which remains one of the best-told tales of a woman's descent into insanity.
My take: I always love a stroll through a mental breakdown. The writing was clear and concise. And if I had to live in a world as suffocating as the one that Esther lives in, I would see no other way out other that suicide. I did find some dark humour in the way that she rationalizes which way to end it all. It's a classic for a rason, so if you haven't read it, I'd urg you to do so. 4/5

Neuromancer by William Gibson. 384 pages.
Amazon review: The Bell Jar tells the story of a gifted young woman's mental breakdown beginning during a summer internship as a junior editor at a magazine in New York City in the early 1950s. The real Plath committed suicide in 1963 and left behind this scathingly sad, honest and perfectly-written book, which remains one of the best-told tales of a woman's descent into insanity
My take: The good: The grittiness of the characters makes me feel so connected to them, that's impossible for me to dislike them no matter whaty hey are painted as. I love how dirty this cyberpunk novel is. The bad: With the slang and no idea what had the brought this world to it's current stage, I barely understood anything that was happening. The slang was never explained and I was generally confused as to the motive of the characters. I know they say it's a classic, but I finished the book and I was still confused. I might just be the one guy who doesn't get it. 2/5

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