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30 August 2007 @ 04:14 pm
Wise Children - Angela Carter  
Book Title: Wise Children
  Angela Carter
: Theatrical comedy
256 pages
First Published: 1991 (the year I was born >.<)

A richly comic tale of the tangled fortunes of two theatrical families, the hazards and chances, Angela Carter's witty and bawdy new novel is populated with as many sets of twins, and mistaken identities as any Shakespeare comedy, and celebrates the magic of over a century of show business. 

My Thoughts:
I had to read this for my AS Level in English Literature which I'll be starting in September. My teacher told us all to read it over the summer so I did! :) It's very difficult to get into at first especially since all the characters are introduced at once. Luckily, there's a cast of characters at the back. I was a bit disappointed really: I usually love every book I read, so I was surprised when I didn't. But as I got past the first few chapters, it grew on me. I started to laugh out loud at the jokes and smiled at the weirdness of it all. I liked the satire and one thing it definitely doesn't lack is content! I've read a few reviews of it, and most people say that they loved it the second time they read it and the first time they hated it, so hopefully, as I read it more and more - as I inevitably have to do for my course - I'll love it even more!

Rating: 7/10 ... just because the last half was so fantastic!! :)
Current Mood: complacent
a.u.b.s.: Roy//grrliz_iconsmiss_tee on August 30th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
I love Angela Carter. You should read The Bloody Chamber.
stranglers_galstranglers_gal on August 30th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've bought The Magic Toyshop as well as Nights at the Circus so that I can read around the book but I'll go out and get a copy of that too now! :D
a.u.b.s.miss_tee on August 30th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
I liked The Magic Toyshop too and Burning Your Boats is a good short story collection, it has some of the stories from The Bloody Chamber in it.