Godmother Night



Godmother Night Almost A Set Of Short Stories, This Novel Breaks Into Discrete Episodes, Centered On Identity, Love, And Death Jaqe Has No Identity Until She Meets Laurie, Introduced And Named By Mother Night In That Moment, She Knows Herself, And That She Loves Laurie But Once Mother Night Has Become Part Of Their Lives, Laurie And Jaqe And Their Daughter Kate Cannot Live As Other People Do Knowing Death, Inevitably Each Of Them Seeks To Use The Knowledge, To Bargain With Death, And To Change The Terms In The Balance Of Life And Death In The WorldPollack S Characters, Major And Supporting, Living, Dead, And Divine, Are Memorably Human As She Transplants Myths And Folklore Into A Modern Setting, She Gives New Life To Old Tales And A Deeper Meaning To A Seemingly Simple World.

10 thoughts on “Godmother Night

  1. says:

    A modern day fairy tale filled with love, magic and heartbreak The writing is gorgeous and the images stunning A beautiful and unforgettable story

  2. says:

    Wow I crammed in the last hundred pages of this book in one hour because I had to return it to the library My very own copy is now in the mail and I plan on savoring it This book is brilliant, and will take onand deeper meaning with re reading Rachel Pollack packs in references to lesser known Grimm s tales, to Neil Gaiman comics, and to probably many other things that I didn t catch The engrossing story follows the relationship ups and downs of two generations of women loving women Wow I crammed in the last hundred pages of this book in one hour because I had to return it to the library My very own copy is now in the mail and I plan on savoring it This book is brilliant, and will ta...

  3. says:

    This was a very interesting book Pollak writes in a very naive style, one that reminds me of a narrated story told to one s child at bedtimethan a novel This is the only book by her that I ve read, so I m not sure if it s an affectation or if it is her normal voice I m also not completely sure if I find the style distracting or if it enhances this adult fairy tale The story is compelling, and follows a clear arc However, the pacing is uneven Pollak narrates events, and it is not alw This was a very interesting book Pollak writes in a very naive style, one that reminds me of a narrated story told to one s child at bedtimethan a novel This is the only book by her that I ve read, so I m not sure if it s an affectation or if it is her normal voice I m also not completely sure if I find the style distracting or if it enhances this adult fairy tale The story is compelling, and follows a clear arc However, the pacing is uneven Pollak narrates events, and it is not always clear which events are important and which are distractions Whole chapters appear to be wasted Much is implied rather than said outright, and perhaps it is relying on cultural cues that don t always come across, but at times in the story this seems to be over writing, as the importance of the event doesn t always match the tone of its description Admittedly, the greatest strength of the book, despite these flaws, is...

  4. says:

    poorly written but engrossing guilty pleasure witchy queer girl chick lit

  5. says:

    I started Godmother Night about a year ago And then I stopped No real reason I got about halfway through, then returned it to the library.A couple weeks ago, in some weird midnight thought process, I decided to place a hold on it.Completely forgetting that the library had been working diligently to transport GN to my on the way to the middle of nowhere local library, I was quite surprised to see it waiting for me when I went in to use their slightly faster internet connection on Saturday Whe I started Godmother Night about a year ago And then I stopped No real reason I got about halfway through, then returned it to the library.A couple weeks ago, in some weird midnight thought process, I decided to place a hold on it.Completely forgetting that the library had been working diligently to transport GN to my on the way to the middle of nowhere local library, I was quite surprised to see it waiting for me when I went in to use their slightly faster internet connection on Saturday When I say slightly faster, what I mean is that I only had to wait 3 hours instead of 5 hours for the music I bought to download So, in that time, I started reading GN on and off in between bouts of getting mesmerized by teh internetz.Apparently, when I stopped reading a year ago I was almost to the good partI finished Godmother Night last night It was good Confusing at times, but go...

  6. says:

    I wish I could give this book a higher rating It grabbed me right away with the very specific tone, a strong voice and point of view But then came the bucketfuls of information in a single chapter, then came the jerky time jumps, then came the dozens of plot decisions details that I began to suspect would never be backed up as anythingthan arbitrary By the end, this story had nothing big to say, had no great climax or poignant anticlimax It s sort of like, Here look at these interes I wish I could give this book a higher rating It grabbed me right away with the very specific tone, a strong voice and point of view But then came the bucketfuls of information in a single chapter, then came the jerky time jumps, then came the dozens of plot decisions details that I began to suspect would never be ...

  7. says:

    One of my absolute favorite books I originally found it for 1 at Half Price Books, but since then I have lent it to friends and purchasedcopies It s out of print but worth searching for I want to read it again and again.

  8. says:

    This was quite an interesting read It was full of intriguing ideas Mother Night, of course, being the foremost But it felt a little disjointed, even for magical realism A lot of what happened seemed arbitrary and random, and while that has its place in magical realism, usually that all ties back into something larger There really wasn t a sense of that here.I found the emotional climax to be fairly well done, but there are too many dead lesbians in this book for me to truly enjoy or reco This ...

  9. says:

    Pollack s story telling style is perfect beautiful, mysterious and reminiscent of something ancient, long forgotten The first part of Jaqe and Laurie, which kinda reminds me of Lips Touch Three Times, isenjoyable than Kate s part, though now and then I could not quite get my head around what has happened I didn t even suspect Mother Night is the Death until the second half.After finishing this alternative fairy tale, I don t know what to feel Probably confused, but mostly just sad I Pollack s story telling style is perfect beautiful, mysterious and remi...

  10. says:

    Godmother Night asks the question sorry for the mild twenty year old spoiler of how well would the personification of death do as a Godparent The story follows two young women, and later their daughter through their lives as Mother Night their world s version of Death becomes directly involved in a young girl s life.The story works best as a grown up fairy tale and yes, there are some very grown up scenes in the book , and works as a series of vignettes focusing on two generations of a fam Godmother Night asks the question sorry for the mild twenty year old spoiler of how well would the personification of death do as a Godparent The story follows two young women, and later their daughter through their lives as Mother Night their world s version of Death becomes directly involved in a young girl s life.The story works best as a grown up fairy tale and yes, there are some very...

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