Review: Jeanette Winterson’s “The Passion”

by writereaderly

jeannette winterson the passionSpurred on by my recent Winterson experience, I gobbled this down and was entranced by it. Winterson writes of chicken-cook Henri from rural France, Casino-dealer Villanelle from Vienna, and Napoleon Bonaparte and the passions which bind and separate them. Slimly and wisely written, a zesty and careful faerie tale, excellent read. Recommended.

Where it came from: MM’s Bookshelf
Time and manner of reading:
One all-in-together-girls evening armchair read
Where it went: Home
Reminds me of/that: The first Napoleonic section’s stateliness reminded me of Jennifer Mills’ writing
Who I’d recommend it to: Readers who need reminding of the pay-offs and costs of passion
Also reading: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon; Being Alive edited by Neil Astley; The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades by Munya Andrews