Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I've read much further than my update shows. I'm trying to pinpoint what bothered. Kathryn's writing peaks when she writes about the horrible accident she experienced. Instead, of going deeper in to that situation she switches off the track, glosses it over. Perhaps, she is unable to face the unchangeable situation even now. I don't know.
I do know there is power in a memoir when the writer writes about her life without turning away from the most nastiest event. To write a memoir a writer has to be ready to look at the good, bad and ugly.
This is not the only situation Kathryn Borel jumps over quickly. So, the story didn't strike at my heart deeply. I did clearly understand and caught how she felt about her father. I would love to know how their relationship ends up.
Kathryn is a strong woman. I give her credit for the wine she tasted. She was a quick learner. She picked up the wine vocabulary so quickly. She acted as though she had planted many vineyards. I guess it's all in her genes.
Please read "Corked." I am sure others will love her writing style. There are so many scenes I will remember. For example,
"YOU CAN'T TELL ME I'M WRONG, THEN TELL ME WHAT TO DO.
THEN SHUT DOWN WHEN I ASK YOU FOR HELP."
I cried. So, in many ways Kathryn Borel did strike a chord in my heart.