Day 6: A Book That Makes You Sad (well this should be fun....)
Today we are going make you sad. More than normal, if we do it right! We are choosing books that make us sad (yes, Liz has a heart). [Libel is a felony, LaMorte.]
|sad like this!|
|The perfect kind of sad|
Okay, let's face it, I would guess that 98% of the books I love are "sad" according to most people. Gianna already picked several of my favorites for today's post. No problem. Let's talk Joyce Carol Oates. Has she ever written a "happy" book? I certainly hope not.
I've decided to pick one of my favorite JCO novels, and the one that follows the life of one of the most tragic lives of the celebrity-obsessed 20th Century. Blonde fictionalizes Marilyn Monroe's troubled life, making her both a believable, intelligent woman of aspirations, and a woman abused, scorned, dismissed, and destroyed. People sometimes are shocked to learn that Monroe was a book lover, but since all of you reluctant readers of our little blog shouldn't struggle with the idea of sex symbols as bibliophiles. People are often overwhelmed by my beauty. Shut up. Hollywood is beating me down. Elton John wrote a song about me ("Tiny Dancer," obviously). Marilyn Monroe married a baseball player...and my future husband is Hunter Pence. Marilyn Monroe married Arthur Miller...and I like to sing showtunes to the cat. The only question to ask now is who is sadder, Liz or MM?
You don't have to answer that question.