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Half Life characters ï 7 ☆ Nora and Blanche are conjoined twins Nora is strong funny and deeply independent thirsting for love and adventure Blanche by contrast has been asleep for twenty years Sick of carrying her sister's dead weight Nora wants her other half gone for good a desire that takes her from San Francisco to London in search of the Unity FoundR's dead weight Nora wants her other half gone for good a desire that takes her from San Francisco to London in search of the Unity Foundation a mysterious organization that promises to make tw. wow it started out with an intriguing idea and got weird real uick then it got real dark to the point that i was like i'm not sure if i want to read hundreds pages about something this intense and with a character i don't really like so much but i stuck in and it was real good the book kept twisting i also liked that the book was a little choppy and used some things that weren't straight narrative it was like this little world was created and you had than just the main character's perspective on it and you could start to try to figure out your own independent idea of the things happening in the little worldgot a little weird towards the end possibly because the slight surrealism got way surrealistic er sometimes i like for things to be a little concrete and a little less wait is this actually happening or is this a hallucination or what the hell but i assume that tendency just means that i'm dumb and don't understand good literature or something anyways the point is that this book was so good

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Nora and Blanche are conjoined twins Nora is strong funny and deeply independent thirsting for love and adventure Blanche by contrast has been asleep for twenty years Sick of carrying her siste. I've been spending my migraine filled days browsing through people's reviews of books and none struck me as much as the reviews for Shelley's book I can see why so many people had trouble with this book when I look at the description from the publisher Jackson first gained popularity on the writing scene with her hypertext work She followed this hype up with a stunning collection of short stories called the Melancholy of Anatomy a title that plays on the work by Robert Burton called the Anatomy of Melancholy As she worked on Half Life and some of her children's books she began work on a project called Skin a story tattooed one word at a time on people around the world This although interesting because no one will ever know the entire story lest all the words happen to meet in one place and miraculously fall into the correct order seems to have become a problem for Jackson It seems people only want to talk about Skin The novelty over shadowed the theory behind the piece So people hearing the buzz about her Skin story bought this novel and seemed to be disappointed Big surprise Jackson is not part of a side show freak exhibit She is a dedicated artist who tells tales that exist in a realm just beyond us Yes the characters use the same sinks televisions trains and computers as us but they somehow slip into a thin fabric of otherworldliness an onion skin where they experience complications and revelations that other characters can't see Half life is as much about conjoined twins as it is about curiosity museums in England It's a book that examines the possibility of our other selves It's about a world that thinks of itself as a better half and can't realize that it might not be the better halfThere are a few weak moments I will agree The word play in some of the notes doesn't seem to move the book along as much as I would have like to see but that's a small complaint when one looks at the size of the book Jackson scared me for a moment when I thought the book was going to take a turn into the cliché split personality ending that seems to be so popular these days However she doesn't go there She leads the reader right to the point where she thinks they have it all figured out and uickly dashes it all away Sure if you're looking for Middlesex or a book on twins or another Skin this book is not going to do it for you However if you put expectations aside and let Jackson take you into the post nuclear world of a West that could have existed you might just be thankful these words weren't tattooed on somebody in Idaho

Shelley Jackson ✓ 7 review

Half LifeO one But once in England Nora's past begins to surface in surprising and disturbing ways pushing her to the brink of insanity and forcing her to uestion her own and Blanche's grip on the truth. I bought this book because I was attracted to the artwork on the cover which was probably not the best decision I've made concerning book purchases The book revolves around Nora and her conjoined twin Blanche who has been in a Rip Van Winkle like sleep for some 20 odd years The two live in San Francisco in a world in which conjoined twins are the norm In addition there are two schools of thought as far as conjoined twins go those who believe that they are best off remaining together and those who feel that the conjoined should be surgically separated Nora is with the latter as Blanche has basically been dead weight for most of their life and Nora would like to live the remainder of her years free of the burden of her sister But bizarre happenings begin to occur when Nora is asleep that suggest Blanche may be awakening from her long slumberI had a difficult time getting through this book and found many excuses to put it down to read something else I finally found the perfect solution in finishing the novel a 9 hour flight from Chicago to Dublin I confess that while awaiting my flight at O'Hara International I picked up another book Digging to America by Anne Tyler I finally finished Half Life while in Ireland and I felt like leaving it in one of the guest houses I stayed in but I didn't want the housecleaning staff to have to deal with it