The Adventuress, by Audrey Niffenegger (11 January)

I’m not sure I can really count this as a book read, since a quick flip through the pages tells me this book is maybe 120 pages long, with exactly half of those pages illustrated and half with but a few words on each. I picked it up because it’s by Audrey Niffenegger and I love The Time Traveler’s Wife (soon to be re-read because it’s awesome), but when I heard it was a “novel in pictures” I was thinking more graphic novel when it’s actually more picture book.

The story, if there is one, revolves around an unnamed “she” who is created by a scientist and wears only a skirt. Not a book for little kids, here. Her adventures include a foiled marriage, a relationship with Napoleon, giving birth to a cat, and going to a nunnery. These are all supposedly interrelated.

I’m really indifferent to this novel; it’s sort of like how I feel about modern dance. I don’t really get it, but it’s interesting to watch nonetheless. Plus, it only takes like 10 minutes to read, so why not?

Rating: 5/10
(Countdown Challenge: 2006, Support Your Local Library Challenge)

2 thoughts on “The Adventuress, by Audrey Niffenegger (11 January)

  1. Darlene says:

    I just did not get this one plus she has another picture one too that I didn’t get. I was hoping for something more like The Time Traveller’s Wife so this was kind of a disappointment but you’re right it was definitely quick to go through.

  2. Alison says:

    Yeah, that’s exactly what I was thinking! And then it was not similar at all. 😦 What was the other picture one about?

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