Alice Hoffman’s novel Green angel – so deep so beautiful

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Sometimes you read a novel that is so intense, so beautiful and moving, that it leaves you breathless. You enter the author’s world and it has fascinates you and touches you so deeply that you’re not sure you would want to go through it all again, but chances are you will because you know there’s probably so much detail you missed.

This is what reading Alice Hoffman’s Green angel was like for me. Check out all the information and reviews about this dark and beautiful novel on our library catalogue.

It’s one of those ‘after the apocolypse’ type of novels and was written after the twin towers September 11 disaster. Hoffman delves so brilliantly into the mind of this beautiful girl called Green as she struggles with so much loss and turns inside herself in such a dark and gothic way it’s fascinating, but thankfully never becomes awful. She harshly renames herself Ash and you feel so much for her as she copes and manages to survive. You watch and feel with her as her life view becomes so tough and hard, almost brutal, but Hoffman writes this struggle in such a gothic fairytale way that it is almost poetic and so visual.

You might know of Alice Hoffman if you’ve read Practical magic or seen the movie with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. Hoffman’s work is wonderful reading. She touches on deep emotions and situations, but always with a touch of magic and optimism.

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2 Responses to “Alice Hoffman’s novel Green angel – so deep so beautiful”

  1. sam (library staff) Says:

    ME too ! I will now place a hold on a copy.

  2. jam (library staff) Says:

    Wow! I’m going to add this one to my list!

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