Monday, April 27, 2009

Weirdest book of all time: Innocence by Jane Mendelsohn

I just read a book called Innocence by Jane Mendelsohn. It starts with "they were all dead. I was the only one left." Pretty catchy if I do say so myself, but what does it mean.
I am a reader of about any genre. I like the good, the bad, and even ugly books-sorry suzette I know that is dissapointing to you. But, what the heck was this book about. I am not sure if it is about vampires, a teenager on a acid trip, or if it is just an allegory for who knows what. I could not put the stupid book down because I was so confused by the story. A young girl comes of age and all these strange things start to happen, or is she just imagining them. Or is there a secret league of vampires that prey on young virgins? I need someone to read it to tell me what to think. I am incapable of finding my own answers on this one. The best quote from the book that explains the whole experience is "it doesn't matter if it is real, only if it is true." What????
I can't even rate it because it pulled me in and I could not put it down, but I can't say I am better off for reading it.

4 comments:

Lula O said...

Hey, I wanted to write the weirdest book of all time! That is a strange quote, it doesn't make any sense. Aren't those both supposed to be based on fact?
Hmm,,so it's about vampires..right?

Stephanie said...

Gadzooks. Part of me wants to read this...but another part of me is telling me that I wouldn't get it and that that always annoys me. I think I'll bypass this one. I have enough to drive me bonkers on a daily basis as it is!

Tanja said...

Lula I am sure you still could write the weirdest book of all time. Especially if you include me into your story! I am not sure if it is really about vampires or not. What a strange experience

Anonymous said...

I've just read this book and I have no idea what it means, all I know is that it was a very captivating book. I want to know what it means so bad and now I have all my friends reading it to see if they can tell me what it means. It's crazy but GREAT! Very strange but I'll be keeping an eye on this to see if anyone offers any answers! :)