New People by Danzy Senna

I may be the only person you know who has read all three of Danzy Senna’s novels.   There’s a memoir and a collection of short stories that I’ve not read so I can’t call myself a super-fan, but I’m a fan-boy.  I might even have to confess having something of a crush, an author-crush, on her. New People, like her previous two novels, deals with people … Continue reading New People by Danzy Senna

Caucasia by Danzy Senna

 It’s Danzy Senna week here at James Reads Books.  I’ve been migrating my old reviews from Ready When You Are, C.B. for about a year now.  After posting one about Danzy Senna’s Symptomatic yesterday, I thought why not do the rest today.  I’ve read only one other novel by her, but I remember loving it as much as I did Symptomatic.   So here is … Continue reading Caucasia by Danzy Senna

Symptomatic by Danzy Senna

Symptomatic by Danzy Senna reminded me so much of Notes on a Scandal that I started to wonder which story influenced the other. Symptomatic predates the movie but who knows how source material can influence an artist. (See Small Ceremonies by Carol Shields for a book that deals with just this issue.) Symptomatic is the story of a young woman, on a writing fellowship and … Continue reading Symptomatic by Danzy Senna

Symptomatic by Danzy Senna

Symptomatic by Danzy Senna reminded me so much of Notes on a Scandal that I started to wonder which story influenced the other. Symptomatic predates the movie but who knows how source material can influence an artist. (See Small Ceremonies by Carol Shields for a book that deals with just this issue.) Symptomatic is the story of a young woman, on a writing fellowship and … Continue reading Symptomatic by Danzy Senna