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Emotional Reader

Lost in a book somewhere. Experiencing emotions.

Currently reading

On the Road
Jack Kerouac
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Dave Eggers
Jane Eyre
Michael Mason, Charlotte Brontë
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
George R.R. Martin, Roy Dotrice
Lover Avenged
J.R. Ward
This is Shyness
Leanne Hall
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
April Genevieve Tucholke
Cruel Beauty
Rosamund Hodge
Coda
Emma Trevayne
Blackout
Robison Wells

Still Alice

Still Alice - Lisa Genova From an objective pov, it's 3 stars. I give the book from a subjective standpoint 4 stars. The story really started off with a bang. At least for me. The juxtaposing of metaphors and relationship dynamics that Genova used, really came across beautifully. This novel is very educational, especially for people who has a loved one who has AD. I laughed, I cried, I got angry, and I flailed. I also learned a great deal about a subject had little prior knowledge of. Where Genova struggled included the fleshing out of most all of the other characters who were involved in Alice's life, leaving them one-dimensional. Genova's novel also included too many psychological and neurological jargon and terms that it made my head spin a little. It also made the reader aware that they weren't only reading a story, but being lectured about this disease. Because of this, Still Alice struggles to achieve it's fictional voice as a novel. It would have been more novel like if Genova possibly explored writing in 1st person as opposed to 3rd. Though, Genova clearly had an agenda with this work (which I think is totally fine) so 3rd aloud her to be able to achieve that, but to the detriment of artistic presence Either way it's worth a read. I really enjoyed it!