I don't know if I can handle reading another book where men treat women like Sebastian Dangerfield did in Gingerman.
This made me go dig out my copy of The Ginger Man
and reread it. Then I went to the archives ... I am truly sorry I missed those discussions.
My take on that book seems to be far different from the general consensus. I found Dangerfield familiar, hysterically funny, the quintessential mess - in many ways a peeled version of everyman. Notice that I am not saying I admire all of his behavior - but I really do love writing that illuminates human nature.
That said, if you had a hard time with The Ginger Man
, you might not care for Narcisa
. The circumstances are brutal, the language is graphic, and the topic is obsession - great stuff, by my lights, but maybe not for everyone.