Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

The Truth About Unicorns (Bonnie Jones Reynolds, 1972)

Ariii!!!!    You didn't warn me I was gonna HATE HATE HATE Cass and that she was gonna make me hate Harley and even fuck up Lil.  And the mentorsexvibe was weak (though Lil/Upjohn when it happened [pages 260-261] was ♥!) and 'cest?  Cousins totally don't count.

And okay, I wrote that paragraph when I hadn't finished the book, so I am calmer now.

Interesting choice to make Cass an actual paranoid schizophrenic (or whatever).  And there's enough sane sounding stuff about Evil etc. that we're always kept a little off balance as to whether there really are dark (and/or good) forces at work.  And then we get the court trial, which is one of the best sections of the entire book -- and sustained far longer than any other best sections.

"Let the record show that defense counsel made an admirably dramatic entrance due to lack of a taxicab."

[And it occurs to me while reading: Upjohn missed a Sunday -- because he was kissing Lil -- so does the narrative condemn that incident, despite Upjohn's words?  My instinct is that I'm just reading too deeply, but hey, food for thought.]
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