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A Love Letter from a Stray Moon

In this fictional tour de force Jay Griffiths author of the acclaimed Wild creates. I really wanted to like this book I mean it s billed as a poetic re imagining of the life of Frida Kahlo I expected a dense story with all the passion and intensity of Frida Kahlo herselfHowever having read Frida Kahlo s diary a book of letters she wrote and others texts having seen the film Frida and having recently read another take on her story The Lacuna I was disappointedAt times there were glimpses of what I was looking for in the description of her life during the times painting some of her most famous works small images of said works at the backfront of the book would have been appreciated and then again sometimes during the description of her love for Diegoinability to have a childHowever overall if felt trite Was the overuse of the word cnt supposed to describe her passion for Diego or shock the reader It seemed to be used for shock value and did little for meWhile there were moments of great interest times when I hoped I d curl up with the book and read through in one sitting primarily this was laboured repetitive and a little once over lightly for my likingThe problem with writing about someones life is that it s events have been set down already If you ve seen something like the excellent film Frida then there s really not a lot left to say and for a re imagining this wasn t very re imagined A Love Letter from a Stray Moon seemed a lot longer than it s 100 odd pages and that wasn t a good thing

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A portrait of the artist Frida Kahlo her devastating accident and her love for Dieg. Jay Griffiths has created a true portrait and merely has to call it fiction because Kahlo herself can t sign it off When I die I hope that someone with the skill passion and confidence Griffiths owns will write something like this for meI think as much as we can know someone that knowing is a form of loving when you do it right And you have to be in love in order to accurately convey their essence to someone who cannot know themThe text itself Like a love letter shredded up and used as bedding Like a poem set to the music of the cosmosAnd now for some accuracyEvery page has something worth uoting If you wanted to pick a uote tattoo from a book Steer well clear of this one Your body will have no bare flesh left It s scrumptious and a deeply satisfying readIf it was about someone I had never heard about I d immediately go and buy every book on them that I could As it stands Kahlo has been an inspiration to me for a long time


10 thoughts on “A Love Letter from a Stray Moon

  1. says:

    I really wanted to like this book I mean it's billed as a poetic re imagining of the life of Frida Kahlo; I expected a dense story w

  2. says:

    Forced and incredibly self conscious I wanted to love this but really did notNo plot to speak of clearly derivative of the central autobiography of her life This really does not do her justice

  3. says:

    The language was beautiful for 47 pages and then it just got annoying

  4. says:

    The book is a poetic re imagination of Frida Kahlo's life written in first person as though narrated by her While it has some really beautiful uotes the language gets SO POETIC at times that it's a drag to read after a while sometimes even bordering into plain annoying and I was tempted to skip pages However the poetic narration did make a few incidences in her life uite a lot emotional to read about particularly her accident and miscarr

  5. says:

    Jay Griffiths has created a true portrait and merely has to call it fiction because Kahlo herself can't sign it off When I die I hope that someone with the skill passion and confidence Griffiths owns will write something like this for meI think as much as we can know someone that knowing is a form of loving when you do it right And you have to be in love in order to accurately convey their essence to someone who cannot

  6. says:

    I loved this wonderful poetic book so much I gave my lovely hardback away and bought two others for friends And now I sit thinking why didn’t I jealously guard this treasure so I could reach for it whenever I feel the urge to pick it up and smile opening a random page on some random memory I need another copy Beautiful Beautiful

  7. says:

    Loved it Powerful colourful evocative of time and place

  8. says:

    25 starsI'm a lifelong lover of Friday Kahlo Her life her ideals her work all of it alwaysSo this book intrigued me as a concept I believe that this piece originates from in a similar state of reverence and admiration; giving Frida an omnipresent first person narrative with an idealistic stream of consciousness f

  9. says:

    I read this a year ago when I was sent an ARC that I had won from Text Publishing As a reader who's 'real life' is as an art student I fell in love instantlyWhat I said then and still stand by today Lyrical crude engaging and rebellious A Love Letter from a Stray Moon is the essence heart and art that was the life of Frida Kahlo Jay Griffiths has captured and presented the tale in a way that isn’t just a story but an adventur

  10. says:

    Beautiful languagespell binding language I enjoyed the poetry of the words very much I did feel like I was watching the movieFridaas uite a few of the uotes were in that movie I am not sure it is an accurate picture of what Frida would think but it is a work of fiction so who cares Just enjoy the language

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