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21 December 2016

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Sounds like I need to start with her memoirs first, then maybe read this one or Oppenheimer's biography...

Amanda @ A Bookshelf Monstrosity

I read the Judy Oppenheimer biography for a Ménage way back when... Those were so much fun CR! I do recall it providing more insight into her children and her relationship with them.

In any case, I don't feel the need to read another biography and I am not the biggest fan of short stories. What I do want to do is read her earlier novels. I have only read the two most famous ones.

Amanda,
Well, her parenting memoirs are really of the time, but they are still quite darkly funny, if you read between the lines...Everyone thought her fiction and nonfiction was so different, but it really wasn't. She seemed to have a finely toned sense of everyday darkness, which is why I love her. Let me know what you think if you read anything about or by her.

Ruthiella,
Ah, the menages. We should totally have another one. Ideas?
I'd like to read her first book, The Road through the Wall; the others sound like they may be a bit beyond me at this point. Let me know what you think if you read any of her earlier novels!

I just read the graphic novel adaption of THE LOTTERY. It was ... interesting. Hyper-realistic art, mesmerizing pacing, but ... it still was lacking something that Jackson's words produced in my brain.

Graphic adaptions of works might be an interesting menage? I still have the GN version of Zinn's PEOPLE'S HISTORY on my to-read list...

Hapax,
The adaptation illustrated by Jackson's grandson? I've been considering but it is time for me to admit now that I am just not that into graphic novels.

So we should have a menage, huh? Graphic works might be a good subject. I had no idea one was available based on Zinn's work! I never did get that book read so perhaps a GN would be a good way to tackle it. Further bulletins as events warrant...

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