I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Agida Upon Dirty Art
By: Gian Andrea
Self discovery (?)/Art (?)/Romance(?)/Mystery (?) Elements of all Four
Agida is a girl who can no longer feel—the touch of another human being, the feel of the chair beneath her, humor, sexuality, love—she is losing touch with everything and everyone both emotionally and physically.
The author’s writing style is—at first—a little jarring. It feels disjointed and chaotic. However, it wasn’t long before I found myself engaged. I had to know—what in the world is going on here?
Gian, the author is Italian…which explains a lot in the way the story is conceived, and written. Italians are very literal, very sophisticated and “artsy”. They FEEL art the way the rest of the us feel hot and cold. Art is very real, very visceral to Italians. That’s the way Agida is written. It’s “artsy” and yet it tugs at your insides. You can’t escape FEELING Agida even as she can’t escape not feeling anything.
Readers: Be aware that this story is written in a very non-traditional style…but, it’s worth the read. (There are some very graphic sex scenes.) It’s interesting and thought provoking. Hours after I read the last page, I was still wondering about Agida.
I would recommend this book to every intellectual I know.