Saturday, February 13, 2010
My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time, by Liz Jensen
Fantastic, surreal, odd sexy little book. Time traveling Dutch prostitute falls in love- ok, there might not be a great way to describe this. It reminded me (not in a plagiaristic way, but in flavor) of Jeanette Winterson and Sarah Waters, which is a pretty fabulous combination, with a kind of sci-fi/magical realism twist. I truly wonder why she isn't a better known writer- at least in America. The Rapture was phenomenal, and this was wonderful, and there goes Sarah Waters nearly winning the Booker with the limp ghost story The Litte Stranger , while Jensen isn't a household name. Odd.