As I sat my exam on Tuesday, I’ve got a lot more time for this blog, and I would like to try an experiment in reader participation. Every month or so I’ll nominate a book which a few of us can read and then comment upon. A bit like a book club, but without the red wine or sexual tension.
Nothing too difficult, and obviously I’m very open to suggestions.
This month I thought that we could start with The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I read this about ten years ago and loved it beyond reason; this was before I became a psychiatrist so I’m interested to know what I think of it now. In brief, it’s an autobiographical novel of a young woman who, about when about to break into the world of writing, has a mental breakdown. The real story is well known and Plath committed suicide a month after its publication.
It occurs to me that people might think that I’m doing this to encourage people to buy books through this site. Of course you can, but worldcat lets you know which libraries have a copy of the book near to you.