Thursday, August 19, 2010

Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block

Here's a link to Ms. Block's website and the brief info about the book is from Publishers Weekly: An offbeat heroine shares a Hollywood cottage with three equally quirky companions; in PW 's words, "Block's first book is related in a breezy, knowing voice; her strange and sparkling tribute to growing up in L.A. is a rare treat for those sophisticated enough to appreciate it."

My take:
I picked up this book at a library book sale.  I thought it sounded interesting and I had heard good things about it.  I even liked the size of this little book that I could manage to carry everywhere with me.  I will say that the characters are definitely quirky.  But ya' know, I really really liked them.  I read this in two days.  The characters are this funky hodge-podge of people who wind up together and grow to love one another.  Each character is distinctly different.  The imagery is amazing, little interesting jewels tucked in here and there.  There is some sex in the book.  Despite it's funkiness or because of it, I'm giving this one 3 1/2 big ol' kisses!

4 comments:

  1. What a fun find! I love library book sales. I've gotten some treasures out of them.

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  2. Sounds like a fun book - thanks for the review! :)

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  4. This is on my wish list after I heard about its quirkiness.

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