2017/01/23

BOOK REVIEW:
MARGARET THE FIRST BY DANIELLE DUTTON

Title: Margaret the First
Author: Danielle Dutton
Published: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 176
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
This is a fictional dramatisation of the life of the very unconventional 17th century Duchess, Margaret Cavendish.


Review:
This book is wonderfully written.

The writing style is definitely my favorite part. It's lyrical and playful, and there are phrases and sentences I read over and over again. It's strange and refreshing.

I did enjoy the storyline as well, but it was perhaps a bit lacking in depth. I enjoyed the exploration of Margarets inner life as well as her journey of writing and exploration of the "thoughts of men", but I very rarely felt connected.

In a lot of ways, the whole book feels a bit like a dream, beautiful but slightly fleeting and ungrounded. It was an interesting experience to read, but I don't think the book will stick with me for very long. It is worth reading though, if only for the writing.
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