“If you are looking for a short story that includes fallible narrator, gothic and women studies themes this is it.”Cece D wrote this review Wednesday, October 20, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A wonderful novel.”Colleen wrote this review Friday, September 10, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was, what I felt, a very compelling short story that had a good sense of drama and pace - the emotion portrayed by the protagonist is strong and well described. The focus on the wallpaper and her descent into psychosis was interesting and effective. I also liked the format of this - written in short journal entries. ”Stephanie Forster wrote this review Tuesday, August 3, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The narrator here is a woman of an unidentified age, who had recently given birth to a child and is at a summer house of sorts. What becomes clear after reading a couple of pages is that she suffers from some type of depression and the narrator's husband, John, has taken up her case. She isn't allowed any form of work, and is kept in the room with the yellow wallpaper. She goes for walks and has meals according to the schedule her husband drew up for her. She tries to convince him that she wants to do something, and that it might help her, but he is sure that his way is the only way to help her.
The story is quite short (barely took me an hour), and sort of leaves you wanting to read more. Also shows how mental illness was treated at the time.”
“She's got a great voice. The Yellow Wallpaper was particularly good though disturbing. ”Taylbee wrote this review Monday, June 28, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a short story that takes place inside an old mansion. A woman with a condition has recently moved there with her husband, a physician, who will accompany her there for the next three months as she recovers, away from her home, which is being renovated. The story is told in the first person, from the woman's point of view. She talks about how she does not like the wallpaper in her bedroom. She tells her husband and he tells her not to worry about it. She begins to become obsessed with the wallpaper and it eventually leads to a very unexpected and surreal ending. I liked this story a lot because it incorporated surrealism to the point that the story seemed real in the beginning, but then got crazier as the story progressed on. That made it very hard to put down. I would recommend this story to anyone who likes to read about mysteries. But be warned! This one takes your imagination to fully solve it!”James G wrote this review Tuesday, May 18, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Just because you're locked in a room crawling around on the floor doesn't mean you're crazy, does it? Besides, I'm sure they will come out with moving 3D wallpaper any day now.
Available for SSR.”
“Excellent short story.”Megan S wrote this review Tuesday, April 27, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No