The Electric Michelangelo

by Sarah Hall | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0571219292 Global Overview for this book
Registered by gaelpixie of Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 9/2/2005
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by gaelpixie from Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 17, 2005
Intensely detailed, precisely written, thoroughly absorbing, this is the story of Cyril Parks' journey through life and the 20th century, from childhood and apprenticeship in Morecambe, follwing his career to Coney Island and back. I became so emotionally involved with the life of this tattoo artist, peppered with incidents of violence that took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat.
Hall philosophises on the nature, meaning and art of tattoing, examines the relationship we have with our bodies, and the way identities are expressed through the designs we display on ourselves.
This is a marvellous work, a novel that captivated me and stimulated my imagination. A joy to read, I was sad it had to end.

Journal Entry 2 by gaelpixie from Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 24, 2005
Gave this to my friend Bluebell the other day, and he promised me he would register on the site...

Journal Entry 3 by scarletharlot from Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, November 21, 2005
got as far as page 33 and decided I cannot read it in a hurry, viz a few days. Read the Bridget Jones Diary in less than a day, likesay, and some classic books don't lose too much by being read in a hurry, viz "Woman on the Edge of Time" by Marge Piercy. But likesay by page 33 think every page had had some deep insight. Perhaps the pace changes....

Have charged said volume in a fantastic performance of Thunder Perfect Mind at Gnosis (a ceremonial magick gathering) so it is now glowing. And what with the blackberry stains from Gael, this volume is sure off on a great trip!

I am not hoarding this one honest!

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