Friday, February 16, 2007

Joyce Carol Oates, Rape a Love Story (2003)

although the title got me interested in the book, the title itself unsettles me. but i had heard of Oates so thought it wouldn´t hurt to pick it up. it was decent enough of a story - her depiction of the victim´s daughter learning the patterns of silence were probably the most insightful. but in thinking of it now, i was a bit disappointed - because her title suggests a connection between brutality and love. and the book allows this false connection to continue.

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