“Jillian Becker fits in more good sense and compassion on the subject of Sylvia Plath than books ten times as long.”—The Independent (London)
Years after Sylvia's death by suicide, this author is still angry with her for a multitude of reasons. You have to read this short book to understand the author's reasons. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carolyn L. Bennett
Two things really annoyed me about this book.
One: I don't understand why she dedicated a chapter to the Hugheses' antisemitism. Read more
More of an essay, about the last 72 hours of Sylvia Plath's life as witnessed by her short-term friend with whom she stayed just before her death, than a novel or biography. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bgoldstein
I get tired of biographers saying that Sylvia Plath "ate heartily." Does someone who is planning to commit suicide do that? Well, maybe-- the condemned's last meal? Read morePublished 12 months ago by A Customer
I just wish there was more information. Jillian Becker speaks, but not well. Though I understand that she didn't think Sylvia Plath's visits would be an event worth memory, I... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ada Ardor
This is a very short book about the last days of Sylvia Plath, an American poet who committed suicide in London in 1963 while suffering severe depression. Read morePublished on May 21, 2011 by Clara Luna
After reading some of the negative reviews, I feel I must voice my own (favorable) opinion.
The criticisms mentioned most: how did the author know Plath? Read more
This story, though interesting and yes, haunting is largely a self-serving product from an admitted poet wannabe, whom, I feel, hoped that by being associated with Sylvia Plath,... Read morePublished on January 6, 2010 by BrainDead
In Jillian Becker's brief (thirty-minute read) book about her friendship with the famous poet Sylvia Plath, she recounts her final days in a straightforward, brutally honest... Read morePublished on March 7, 2009 by Julee Rudolf