Thursday, July 2, 2015

Glaciers, Alexis Smith

Glaciers; Alexis M. Smith
Tin House Books - 2012

At fewer than 175 pages and with lots of white space, I had a tough time getting through this book this. Initially, I thought it might be just what I needed to get me out of my reading funk, but this just annoyed me.

The protagonist of Glaciers is Isabel, a 20-something who repairs damaged books in the basement of the library. She also likes to collect other peoples discards and on a mission to find the perfect vintage dress.

The writing style is stream of consciousness style where Isabel's undeveloped ramblings are used to describe a backstory or event. For me the best part pf this book was the unique cover which reflects the protagonist's quest to find that perfect vintage dress.

Not my cup of tea - for me a definite skimmer.


  1. Stream of consciousness drives me crazy so I'll skip this one.

  2. Sounds like her glacier melted off a bit.

  3. Too bad it was a let down. Her job of repairing damaged books sounds cool though!


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