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The Golden Notebook
The Golden Notebook
Author: Doris M. Lessing
Anna is a writer, author of one very successful novel, who now keeps four notebooks. In one, with a black cover, she reviews the African experience of her earlier years. In a red one she records her political life, her disillusionment with communism. In a yellow one she writes a novel in which the heroine relives part of her own experience. And ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060931407
ISBN-10: 006093140X
Publication Date: 2/1/1999
Pages: 672
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Perennial Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Groundbreaking masterpiece of literature, intelligent writing throughout. A huge work, incredible.
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I avoided trying to read this book for years. You may be horrified to discover that I find much of the literature by people who have won awards to be stifling. I read to learn and I read to escape. I despise pomposity.

This book is not pompous. This books is not arrogant. From the first paragraph, I was hooked. The only way I can describe it is: a womanly book for people who don't much care for chick-lit. I don't see films marketed to women and I don't read books that do the same. This book feels more like a 1960s British indie film. I watched as I read, captivated.

The dialogue is snappy and the characters are damaged, but very interesting. The whole time I kept thinking, "Wow, I see how this changed everything. I get the hype." Indeed, for perhaps the third time, I understand and appreciate the hype.

Pick up this book, now.
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Not a page-turner but worth reading.