Tuesday Tells it Slant Kindle Edition
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That said, I loved the tie-in to the Transcendentalists and the puns. This was definitely a fun story and I look forward to seeing what the author comes up with next!
Monday and Tuesday Morning are twins. Tuesday's mother gave her a journal when she was a little girl and told her to name it, so each entry begins with 'Dear Claudia'.
Tuesday's journal entries are about her life from grade school into her twenties. She works as a book reviewer and editor at a literary magazine called The End.
I liked the relationships within the book. Tuesday and her sister Monday are very close, and she you get to read about their lives growing up from middle school and into their twenties. Tuesday is in love with her childhood sweetheart and best friend Billy.
Something happens to Tuesday that changes her life forever, and she'd rather forget this event than live with it. She re-writes her diary the way she would have liked the events to have happened, and then she goes to see a hypnotist in order to erase certain memories.
One thing that was a bit confusing were the flashbacks and flashforwards in the book. She goes back and forth from 1990 thru 2009. You are reading her diary entries throughout her life, but not in order. Some of the flashbacks were from present time, to the very recent past, then to present time again, only to go back way into the past once more.
I really liked is that each chapter beings with an Emily Dickinson poem, since Tuesday discovered the poet while writing a paper for school.
Tell all the Truth but tell it slant --
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth's superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind --
All in all, I enjoyed Tuesday Tells it Slant . I think I would have enjoyed this read much more if the diary entries were written in chronological order. I didn't enjoy the jumping back and forth with the flashbacks and flashforwards.
Some of the writing in this book is really great.
I have never encountered a book that embodied my personality more than "Tuesday Tells it Slant." Lets just say, for all intents and purposes...that I am in fact Tuesday. (p.s. Tuesday is a name, not a weekday reference)
1. She is a book reviewer who has absolutely no problem telling someone that their book is a waste of space.
2. She should probably be writing books herself but lacks the inspiration to do so.
3. She refuses to throw away books because, in her mind, it should be considered a crime, and
4. She is willing to do almost anything to make the past disappear.
Growing up for Tuesday was...interesting. With a twin sister who enjoyed chucking the occasional milk cartoon at people, and a childhood friend that was secretly in love with her, life was bound to be full of surprises, but when interesting turns to unfathomable Tuesday loses focus. With her world suddenly turned upside down she decides that re-writing the past is a more acceptable answer than dealing with the future. How far would you go to slant your memories? Who would you unknowingly hurt in the process and would slanting your past skew your future?
Despite the underlying darkness of "Tuesday Tells it Slant" it was actually quite witty. "Holly Christine's" writing had eloquence to it I was not expecting, and the novel as a whole gave me a much deeper appreciation for Emily Dickinson (whom I had otherwise considered a general waste of my brain matter.) The plot was written from 1 perspective, but in several different mediums, which could have (very easily) made this a difficult read, but a flowing plot and seamless transitions allowed the reader to keep pace with the (helpfully) dated flashbacks and diary entries.
Do I think this book is for everyone? No. It is not an epic romance, it is not an escape from reality, it is not a thoughtless read, what it is... is a lesson in dealing with the reality of life when it happens.
There was a spectacular revenge plot involving spoiled milk, a fight to save a book store, the invention of the orange skittle, adventures in teenage goldfish eating, a very stinky car, and 1 street-side hypnotherapy session that changed a life forever.
For those of you who do decide purchase this diamond in the rough...enjoy the beautiful prose, experience the inner-workings of an authors mind, and relish in the little details that make us human. Get it, Live it, Love it...pass it on.
Happy reading my fellow Kindle-ites and remember: "2 minutes in sorrow will make you fall flat"
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