Hideous Kinky

by Esther Freud | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140174125 Global Overview for this book
Registered by concertina8 of Wien Bezirk 13 - Hietzing, Wien Austria on 5/4/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by concertina8 from Wien Bezirk 13 - Hietzing, Wien Austria on Friday, May 04, 2007
Synopsis
This novel is about a feckless young mother and her two daughters in Morocco in the 1960s. While mum immerses herself in the Sufi religion, the children begin to rebel: Bea insists on going to school while the five-year-old narrator dreams of mashed potato.


I got this at the bi-annual book sale of the christ church in Vienna (one EUR per paperback!) without knowing what this is about, really. I did know that it had been made into a film starring Kate Winslet and I found the title interesting enough.

It was a fast read, of course. The book has a nere 180 pages (and change) and very short chapters....you know the "alright, one more before I turn in"-kind. The story is told from the younger daughters point-of-view, and the voice is sweet and likeable.

Overall enjoyable.

Journal Entry 2 by concertina8 at N/A in ***, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Friday, May 18, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (5/18/2007 UTC) at N/A in ***, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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off to Lisbon

Journal Entry 3 by terpsicore from Algés, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Friday, May 25, 2007
arrived in Lisbon yesterday with a nice postcard.
thanks concertina8 :)

Journal Entry 4 by terpsicore from Algés, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Monday, June 11, 2007
that was a very nice read. not quite as hideous or kinky as the title would make us think.
a sweet story, even if the mother worried me sometimes.
I loved the secondary characters, like the henna ladies, aunty rose, etc...
thanks for sharing, concertina8.
what now? should it conitunue it's journey?

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