Piroska Anna Dar Anna Dar itibaren Sestry, Saratovskaya oblast', Rusya, 413963
This is why I rarely read nonfiction...I don't remember any of this book anymore. It has been written very little on the memory parts of my brain, apparently.
Hmmmm. I really can't decide what I think about this book. Evidence would suggest that I really enjoyed it-- I read it in two days, thought about it during work, identified with the characters, and consider parts of it extremely well-written. The analysis of certain moments were dead-on-- dorm assassins, fights with parents, a friend's attempted suicide-- but, in the end, I came away feeling terrible, because the character begs you to identify with her and then simply drags you through four years of self-loathing. Pain is the point, and presented skillfully-- but the book serves more as a documentation of self-torture than as something the reader can gain from. 3 and a half stars, if that was possible.