Sunday, February 14, 2010

Psyche in a Dress - Francesca Lia Block

Psyche in a Dress is really hard to explain. Mainly, because I was confused most of the time. I was with it up until Psyche kicked Eros out for being too beautiful. After that, we either see Psyche as Echo. I don't really know. It's set in the mortal realm and the Gods are mortals but Gods in the modern day times.

What can I say about this book? Actually, I'm not really sure. I must be the only one that didn't get this book. I was so confused through the entire thing. At times I think I'd finally start to understand it when all of a sudden I'd be completely lost again.

I know it's done in the poetry lyrical way, but I just did not get it. I know most of the myths about the gods, but I just kept getting confused over the Psyche/Persephone, Psyche/Demeter, Psyche/Narcissus, etc. Was she Psyche, was she Persephone. I have no idea. I'm not sure, maybe I was putting too much thought into this but for me this was just not good.
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