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The way that this was all brought together was work of pure genius that no other than the mind of Helena H Basquiat could have conceived to bring together. Perhaps this is even too brilliant for her to pull off which leaves you wondering – the how’s and what’s of this novel (is this even a work of fiction?) With a set of writers each masters in their own right; the brilliance of this very unique novel is a true masterpiece of writing art, which the rest of us mere mortals could only admire with a slight feeling of nausea. Indeed I don’t advise reading this on an empty or too full stomach. Nor is it the kind of book to be reading in the dark while there is a thunder storm, unless you want those shadows chasing you in your dreams.
The novel follows the memoir of a psychiatrist as he falls in love with one of his patients Margo. The consequent pregnancy and birth of the resulting child, is a well written account of the most bizarre thing ever. His subsequent search for the child, the reader presumes to be the person known as Jessica B Bell, leads him to many a strange account. What is even more disturbing than the horrific tales this psychiatrist encounters are the newspaper clippings offered up as evidence in the footnotes. What is truth? What is fiction? Who is Jessica? You will just have to read the novel and draw your own conclusions.
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I think what I liked about this the most, was that I was never sure who was crazier--the people who wrote it, the characters, or me. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, something unexpected happened and the story shifted, leaving me questioning everything I thought I knew up to that point.
This book is filled with good, old-fashioned psychological thrills and terror. That seems to be hard to find these days, and I appreciated that the authors allowed the reader to think for themselves, not over evaluating every little thing and immersing them in miles of pointless description.
If you want to read something different, that will terrify and excite you in equal measure, you can't go wrong with Jessica.