Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Book Review - Remember Me by Trezza Azzopardi

Remember Me Remember Me by Trezza Azzopardi

rating: 1 of 5 stars

Warning: Contains Spoilers

Remember Me by Trezza Azzopardi was a struggle, at best, to read. Several times I almost put the book away thinking why bother, but somehow I managed to get through. It was not worth the effort to me.

The book is about the life of an older woman who is half-loony. It starts with her living the streets and getting her small amount of belongings stolen by a girl. The story then recounts the woman’s childhood, and how everyone that had ever meant anything to her left or abandoned her at some point. She isn’t quite right in the head throughout. In the end, we learn that this crazy lady stole a baby for a day during her lifetime, and shaved the baby’s head. That baby grows into the girl who steals the woman’s possessions. They meet, discuss why it all happened, and then the loony-lady burns everything she owns in an abandoned building with her in it.

That's the gist in a nutshell. It's a difficult story to follow, not to mention the lack of quotations and strange formatting, as well as shifts in time and place. I would not recommend this book.

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