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4.0 out of 5 stars Dark Lady of Letters, July 27, 2012
This review is from: As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980 (Hardcover)
I've always had a thing for Susan Sontag. I guess it started w/ her appearance - tall and dark and knowing. But as for her actual writing, that's where I've had trouble connecting. This is the second of her journals to be published, and it's an interesting read. It's not revealing personality wise like other journals can be, however. In her journal, Susan just jotted down observations, notes to self, impression of friends, lovers or other people she's connected with. Not everything she writes has meaning for the uninformed reader. I know some about Susan Sontag, but to fully understand these writings, there's a lot of connecting the dots. Susan was a serious thinker and certainly known for her intellect, so it's well worth the effort to understand her intentions.

That said, her son David Rieff, is the editor of this journal (as well as the previous volume). He's a less intrusive presence here, and that just might be because readers complained about the previous volume. My only negative comment about this book is it's rather "heavy." Certainly, not beach reading. Some books you can pick up any old time and enjoy, but reading this one can easily leads toward introspection and just basic existential anxiety.

My advice: take to bed with an Ambien, perhaps?
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Initial post: Mar 13, 2013 8:06:59 AM PDT
"Take to bed with an Ambien, perhaps?" What kind of weird advice is that?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2013 9:21:05 AM PDT
Can you not read between the lines? I'm not telling people to take drugs, just saying a book like this leaves one feeling rather uncomfortable.
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