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Ben bir salak olduğumu biliyorum .... ama seviyorum!
I don't mind multi-story narration. I loved The Devil in the White City. But I don't think this author has mastered the form. I wasn't thrilled with her prior book Sin in the Second City for just this reason. In this story of Gypsy Rose Lee she meshes the biography with the story of the Minsky Brothers and the creation of their burlesque theaters. That in itself would have been OK. But for some reason which I cannot fathom she splits Gypsy's story in two so that there are three narrations going on simultaneously: the Minsky story, the Gypsy 1911-1940 story, and the Gypsy 1940-death story. This means in one chapter Mama Rose dies and in the next Gypsy is having an argument with her. Talk about confusing. Perhaps if there was some set up as to why she split the Gypsy biog I would have understood this better. The Gypsy story meshed with the Minsky/burlesque story would also have been interesting. But this mish-mash of stories was too confusing. Despite the above, there were some interesting pieces of the Gypsy story significantly different than her own autobio or the movie. Too bad they were lost in the poor storytelling. Content 3.5 Compostion 1.0
a little dated now, but this is still a good read for anyone interested in the palestinian/israeli issue.
I'm looking forward to talking about this selection at bookclub next week. I'm beginning to think that our parents role in our lives is KEY! It is more nurture versus nature... Let's see who agrees with me =)