Monday, January 25, 2010

Reading Assignment Thirty Two

Okay. This author is insane. Completely nutso. I love a good, fluffy book as much as the next gal, but this is just too much! Tina Brown is completely shocking. Maybe it's the fact that she sees Diana in a different light than I do. When I think of Diana, I always think of a beautiful woman who was lost before her time. She did great things, and tried to be a role model for not only the world, but for her two young sons. That might make me a bit sentimental, but I was young when she died. I think of her as a princess; kind, regal, elegant, and tranquil. Tina Brown paints her in a different light. She portrays Diana as a tortured woman who was only a conquest of Dodi Al Fayed. I cannot help but feel annoyed by this. The author makes me feel so torn: I love all the information she puts in, but I feel like I am getting it second hand, with her opinion added in. I do not like that. I want to read about Diana's life, not the author's opinion. I am staying with the book, but I dislike the author. It kind of reminds me of when I read As I Lay Dying. I hated all but one character in the book, and I did not really care for the way in which it was written, but I love the book. As conniving as each character is, each one fascinates me. I feel that way about the author. I do not like her, and do not like her writing all that much, but the information she provides is fascinating. I cannot wait to find out all these new things I never knew about Diana. I guess I'll just have to put the opinions she adds in aside and focus on the information. We shall see how it goes.

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