Sunday, October 11, 2009

Read this book now...The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Wow! I just finished reading this book the other day and I loved it. It is the only book written by poet Sylvia Plath before she committed suicide. The book is set in the early 1950's and follows the journey of Esther an aspiring writer and her struggle with depression. I think what really drew me into this book is that you were getting a glimpse into the authors own personal struggles in the time leading up to her death. Whether or not that was her motive or not I am not sure but that was my personal experience from the book. Its a great short novel and will only take you a couple of hours to read on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Please let me know if you read it/ have read it would love to hear what you thought. Any suggestions for my next read would be much appreciated!

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