Wednesday, 20 June 2012
wide sargasso sea
A sort-of prequel to Jane Eyre, Wide Sargasso Sea attempts to explain how Mr. Rochester's first wife, Bertha, ended up 'haunting' Thornfield Hall.
I found it difficult getting my brain back into proper literature mode, as I've been devouring some mindless fluff for a while, but after re-reading certain passages, I felt that I had a better grasp of what was happening. There's a lot of interesting questions raised by Rhys, and this is not a read-once and never think about it again type of book. Maybe in a year, I'll give it a re-read and be able to divulge a bit more!