Thursday, January 8, 2009

Half Life by Shelley Jackson

First sentence:

"You should have received two copies."


"Nora and Blanche are conjoined twins. Nora is strong, funny, and deeply independent, thirsting for love and adventure. Blanche, by contrast, has been asleep for twenty years. Sick of carrying her sister's dead weight, Nora wants her other half gone for good—a desire that takes her from San Francisco to London in search of the Unity Foundation, a mysterious organization that promises to make two one. But once in England, Nora's past begins to surface in surprising and disturbing ways, pushing her to the brink of insanity and forcing her to question her own—and Blanche's—grip on the truth." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

This was a very interesting book about identity and sharing. I liked how Blanche gradually woke up and how Nora learned the truth about their past.

Date read: 1/5/2009
Book #: 2
Challenge: Winter Reading Challenge 2008
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Fiction

ISBN-10: 0060882360
ISBN-13: 9780060882365
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Year: 2006
# of Pages: 437
Binding: Trade Paperback
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