Tuesday, November 20, 2007

TheWhite Album

by Joan Didion.

Quickie recap: Through a series of literary essays, Didion recounts her life and life in general during the 1960s - unrest, paranoia, drugs, psychological difficulties, the whole thing.

Quickie review: Didion has a distinct style and is gifted at observing the world around her. She can put her finger on exactly the thing that bugs everyone without our really being able to distinguish it. Does that make sense? If the 60s had a pulse, then Joan had her finger on it and was willing to tell the rest of us just where we stood. This book is an exciting throwback, and Didion is always a pleasure to read.

Quickie recommendation: Sure thing.

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