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?