BOOK REVIEW: Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick
December 6, 2014
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Books like Sleepless Nights are not ordinary. They are written once in a blue moon, and meant to read for once in a blue moon.
It’s part fiction and part autobiography, memories of an aging women in a nursing home told through story, letters, quotes, literary passages and dreams of missed opportunities written by Elizabeth Hardwick sharing the first name with the protagonist.
There are parts of this book that are stunningly beautiful. The type of writing is more of wandering, something you don’t get to read in other books. It has its own uniqueness.
There is no real story or the plot that goes with the timeline and one often feels that he’s reading a diary or a journal flipping through pages randomly, without any context to the date.
There is not much to say about it, and by reading it, one can wholesomely understand the words this book grasps. And then description will unconsciously submerge inside one’s mind.