March 19, 2006

harass and arrest us

Posted in books tagged , at 2:47 pm by placeinthestars

I read The Weight by Jeanette Winterson this morning. I’m… ambivalent about it. I really liked the parts about Atlas and Heracles. I am less sanguine about the interpolations–it felt a little too on the nose to me. It’s not that I don’t like meta in my stories, but I like it to be done less… portentiously, I guess. I don’t know. I don’t want it to be smirking or winking, either, but knowing is good. It’s a fine line to walk, between knowing and smirking.