Gut symmetries

by Jeanette Winterson

Paper Book, 1997




New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997.


A funny and tender celebration of love in all its frailty, confusion and excess, from the author of Oranges are not the Only Fruit and Why be Happy When you Could be Normal?

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LibraryThing member 391
"Gut Symmetries" is about love. And physics. And geometry. And the infinite and the finite, and matter and what matters, and particles and monstrosities and life and time and death and the grinning skull in the mirror. It explores a relationship that swallows its own past, the ouroboros of human interaction. It is prods and pokes at the most sensitive underbelly, clinical yet caressing. Winterson seems to wield her pen with remarkable grace in this novel, and despite a few wrong turns she manages to weave together a story out of star dust. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is already familiar with Winterson's works.… (more)
LibraryThing member LottaBerling
Sometimes the language is so beautiful - I keep some of the sentences like treasures! Winterson sticks to her unique style, and I enjoy it.
LibraryThing member iayork
Gut Symmetries: This book changed my view on what great literature can be. Previously I thought plot drove the reader to keep going - reading this I was driven forward by the beauty of the words that Winterson uses, sometimes not understanding, or paying attention to the action, often reading several times to revel in the flavours of her prose. I looked with regret at the dwindling number of pages as I approached the end, wanting to stay longer in the drunken, passionate language of this wonderful book.… (more)
LibraryThing member TomMcGreevy
I found the book difficult. The physics in it was conceptually challenging, and the characters were fairly static. What made the book stand out is the quality of Winterson's writing - series of paragraphs that would stop me in my tracks, forcing me to reread them, and then often again. Would I read it again? Maybe. Would I read more of Winterson? Without a doubt.… (more)
LibraryThing member kdtb
My favorite Winterson


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