Commentary: October 2013 Archives

Death du Jour

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Last week I finished Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs - her second book and the third of hers I've read.

Again, a great read, but this time I was a little bit annoyed at all the coincidences and how everything tied together.  Just seemed a little forced.  But enjoyed the ride anyway.

The Naked Husband

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No, this is not what you might be expecting :)

This was a book I picked up and read at the club a few weeks ago.  The book tells the story of Mark D'Arbanville and an affair he had and the tragic consequences.  As I was reading it seemed a little too truthful to be entirely made up, especially since the character of the book is the author himself - Mark D'Arbanville.  So I googled it, and sure enough, it was, as he described it, "fiction based on fact".  Basically the feelings he experienced and struggled with when he was in the same situation.  I found it quite compelling reading and started it Friday night and finished it Saturday morning.

A little while back I finished reading "I Hate You - Don't Leave Me" by Jerold Kreisman and Hal Straus.  This was a book Fiona lent us to help us understand her Borderline Personality Disorder.

It was an engaging read, and made all the more personal by her highlighting of a lot of passages - it was like reading her mind in a lot of ways.  One thing that stood out for me (although I don't know how much to Fiona - it wasn't underlined) was a description of BPD as being like emotional third degree burns - where even the slightest touch can cause agony.  But yeah, not a fun mental disorder to live with.

Definitely recommended if you know anyone with BPD.

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