Nylon Angel

If Jamon Mondo touched me one more time I’d kill him.

I almost wish I hadn’t finish this book. I was on the verge of tossing it around two thirds in, but figured I’d read this far might as well see how it ends. But the final third is actually quite good. Not sure if it is enough to make up for the first part, But now I am a little curious about the next books in the series.

Alias Grace

Based on the true story of Grace Marks, an infamous murderer in Canada in the 1840’s, Atwood’s book uses different narrators to tell the story, as well as interspersing the story with extracts from other works. From poems, fiction, newspapers of the time, and other sources. Although this is based on the real story, Atwood has, of course, fictionalised a great deal of the novel.

The two narrators are Grace herself, who tells her story in the first person, past tense, and Simon Jordan, the doctor investigating her claims of insanity or innocence. His parts are told by a third person narrator, and are in the present tense.

The world became a kind of puzzle or labyrinth. It was like the superstition which says that one must not walk upon lines between flag stones

Sometimes I make myself laugh at my own idiot behaviour. There I was reading a blog that stated “due to being bombarded with spam we’ve disabled comments” and I thought to myself “I should leave them a comment saying that I’ve heard nothing but good things about Spam Karma 2[1] …