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Gut Symmetries by Jeanette Winterson
Gut Symmetries by Jeanette Winterson
I was a bit suspicious of this book after reading the back, considering how familiar some of its ideas sounded. (Anyone ever hear of Tom Stoppard?) But I thought I'd give it a shot. I should have sooner shot myself in the head! This is nothing more than a lot of mixed scientific metaphors (and let's hasten to add that Winterson's apparent understanding of much of the science is spotty -- all the worse for her characters, who are supposed to be rather gifted here) in a soap opera-like love triangle (though with MORE melodrama and histronics) rendered in a sophmorically prolix prose style, part of which is to include at least one homily per paragraph. The praise Winterson has… Read more