Far from saying that rape shouldn't be written about, or that rape victims should keep quiet; I just didn't like the author's way of writing. It really left me with the feeling of annoyance, which is a crap feeling if the book you're reading is about rape. Maybe it's only me being cynical, but in any case, these are just my 2 cents....Continua
This book can be a very hard book for some to read due to the graphic details. Alice Sebold though is a wonderful author and wrote amazingly how rape and life after rape can affect a young person. Amazing story that I might just read again.
If you can call Alice Sebold's memoir of her rape and the trial that followed during her first years of college "good," then this is a great book. Thank God I've never been through the harrowing experience of rape, but I felt my cheeks burn when she spoke of her shame (on many levels), and I cheer for her recovery....Continua
In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus. What propels this chronicle of her recovery is Sebold's indomitable spirit - as she struggles for understanding ("After telling the hard facts to anyone, from lover to friend, I have changed in their eyes"); as her dazed family and friends sometimes bungle their efforts to provide comfort and support; and as, ultimately, she triumphs, managing through the grit and coincidence to help secure her attacker's arrest and conviction. In a narrative by turns disturbing, thrilling, and inspiring, Alice Sebold illuminates the experience of trauma victims even as she imparts wisdom prodoundly hard-won: "You save yourself or you remain unsaved."...Continua