Plot

This collection of stories, taken from various points and phases in author Jenny Boully's life, illustrates moments in a writer's life.


Thoughts

This collection was one of the more ~artistic~ that I've read this year. It was heavy on the lush writing, the philosophical themes, and the moments where I was totally and completely lost. Again, this might say more about me than it does about the book. 

I had a hard time connecting with the writing. I could see that it was good writing, blending high level concepts with emotional themes and a dreamy coloring of diction. I know that. BUT, I just couldn't make myself enjoy it all the same. I was reading it through a fog, and it was a difficult battle.

The cover was beautiful. So was the writing. But I just couldn't make it work for me.


Verdict

If you're a writer, you should probably read this -- you'll connect with it more than others will. 

Coffee House Press provided a copy of Betwixt-and-Between for the purposes of this independent review.