Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys (Review)

good morning midnight

In 1930s Paris, where one cheap hotel room is very like another, a young woman is teaching herself indifference. She has escaped personal tragedy and has come to France to find courage and seek independence. She tells herself to expect nothing, especially not kindness, least of all from men. Tomorrow, she resolves, she will dye her hair blonde.

192 pages

This is a very dark tale dealing with depression, loss and suicidal thoughts so beware if these are triggers for you.

I started reading this after hearing it recommended on BookTube somewhere. I am glad I read it because it was quite good, I just didn’t enjoy it very much. However I am guessing that enjoyment wasn’t the name of the game here.

I could relate all too easily to some of the emotions Sasha was feeling, and as the story progressed we found out more about her past and how she ended up where she did.

It was written very well,and it was extremely believable. Sasha spends most of her time wandering like a lost soul from bar to bar, cafe to cafe hoping to fit in somewhere. It is very sad, and not cheery in the least, but definitely well worth the read.

Finished on June 5th 2017


You can buy the book here if you wish

Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys


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