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Reviewed in India on 19 May 2020
Do not get me wrong. I do not think this book is bad. Nor do I, even for a second, believe the author to be inadequate. You do not publish a book with the inconfidence of inadequacy. And I am nothing but a minute head in the crowd of hundreds and thousands of reader for whose sake a book exists outside a writer's draft folders. I can do nothing more but present my untaxed opinions, discarding a blindfold.
Weather by Jenny Offill is based on an extensive monologue of Lizzie Benson, a young librarian with inadequate degree. She is a mother, a wife, a caring sister of a drug addict brother, juggling between work and family, squeezing inside it's minute cracks concerning thoughts of the disturbing world. She fears the gradually nearing snippets of doomsday and shows distress over the factors rightfully responsible.
The whole novel is written in a form of inner thoughts gathered together and typed heavily in decorative sentences. While it reflects exactly the way a human mind thinks, it does not reflect anything beyond what every human in this earth's surface speculates on, on a daily basis, in between errands and unfortunate days. It does not really bring anything out into the front, anything that is strictly restricted to one's subconscious. Whatever she thinks of has already been thought of without solutions or possible remedies. Neither does the book strictly present to it's reader a single question that discomforts their privileges comforts into further questioning themselves and rethinking or reforming own choices.
I tried repeatedly with ample amount of open-mindedness to understand, assign and reassign meanings to this particular novel but have never before been this this disappointed in a book so highly acclaimed. It's short, claustrophobic and quick a read, took me half a day if I deduct all those minutes I took breaks in between to understand what the point of either the narrative or the theme is. However, to solely depends on someone's opinion of any book at all would be a grave mistake and anyone is welcomed to figure the book out for themselves. You may as well end up liking it and that's simply of the the features of the innumerous variations of human interests and tastes.
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