Thursday, November 08, 2007
Anybody up for discussion on the Booker winner of this year, Anne Enright's "The Gathering"?
I just finished it and overall I enjoyed it very much but was a little confused in parts.
Jem (one of the twins) appeared to be female in parts of the book and male in other parts. Perhaps deliberate?
At times, I was gobsmacked at her sentences, at her use of language and metaphor and the way she describes love and hate and the endless variations in between.
The dark Lamb is always moving in the shadows but had such a profound effect on all who came in contact with him.
I loved how her perception of her family changed with the introduction of Rowan.
Overall I would give it a 9 out of 10, a totally enjoyable read, at times even sublime.