Author: Francesca Lia Block

Book Review: The Island of Excess Love

Posted August 3, 2014 by Kara in book review / 0 Comments
Book Review: The Island of Excess Love

I love this series so much.  I think it has a lot of excellent things going for it, especially in terms of character diversity and sex- and body-positivity.  Of course, Francesca Lia Block’s writing is just stunning, as usual – it’s always the best when she is tying mythology into her work.  However, I did not think that The Island of Excess Love was quite on par with Love in the Time of Global Warming.  I loved it, but it wasn’t perfect. I guess I’ll just get the “bad” stuff out of the way real fast.  My only real, legit more »

Book Review: Violet and Claire by Francesca Lia Block

Posted May 25, 2014 by Kara in book review / 1 Comment
Book Review: Violet and Claire by Francesca Lia Block

For a while, I’ve been thinking of doing a feature or something where I could showcase older books that I loved but haven’t read in a few years.  I realized, though, that I don’t really have that much time for rereading, so I sort of just tossed that idea to the side and moved on.  But recently I’ve been itching to read some older Francesca Lia Block – she was my favorite author as a teen, and this reading slump I’ve been is has been begging me to get to a comfort read.  So at random, I pulled Violet and more »