I am absolutely and utterly appalled at the book that i got from Blogging For Books this week. I am disappointed, sad, angry and confused. I picked a book that someone was actually just talking to me about the other day…. I expected great, promising things from this book and i am absolutely crushed.
I picked A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing By Eimear McBride. My fiance and i had a long, LOOOOOONG discussion about this book last night because i could not get over the form of writing. At first i figured, “okay, maybe this wont last long.” NO! it is this way the entire FUCKING book! After realizing that i was like, ” Okay maybe there is a trick to reading it!” i tried covering up sentences and adding my own words, treating it like a puzzle. I spent so much time confused that i couldn’t feel any emotion. I think i just don’t understand why it has so many great ratings when every page is the same horrible grammar, improper sentences and puzzling words…. Ugh i am so pissed right now.
In scathing, furious, unforgettable prose, Eimear McBride tells the story of a young girl’s devastating adolescence as she and her brother, who suffers from a brain tumor, struggle for a semblance of normalcy in the shadow of sexual abuse, denial, and chaos at home. Plunging readers inside the psyche of a girl isolated by her own dangerously confusing sexuality, pervading guilt, and unrelenting trauma, McBride’s writing carries echoes of Joyce, O’Brien, and Woolf. A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is a revelatory work of fiction, a novel that instantly takes its place in the canon.