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Friday, 6 July 2007
Camille Claudel: A Novel -- A Review
Topic: Book Review

Camille Claudel: A Novel

Author:  Alma H. Bond

ISBN:  1-4241-1670-8


In a time when women were expected to stay home and stay quiet, Camille Claudel had the fortune--or misfortune--to be born with a talent for sculpting and the passion and will to throw aside convention and follow her heart.  She lived and loved with a passion unsurpassed, yet died alone, her spirit broken and penniless.
  Alma Bond has written Camille Claudel's story, using great psychological insight, in a way I believe Camille herself would have written it -- with great passion and emotion so rarely seen in today's literary works.

While Ms. Bond willingly admits she used her imagination to embellish the history and add to the facts, I can't help but feel her insight into the human psyche has allowed her to capture the feel of what really happened.

Bond has immense insight into not only the artistic mind, but also into the inner workings of a mindgone mad.  She has a way of infiltrating Camille Claudel's mind, wrapping herself around it and exposing it to her readers in a way that pulls them in and allows them to experience the emotion for themselves.

If you are seeking a light read, pass this one up.  If, however, you want a book in which you can immerse yourself, one that invokes emotion to the highest degree, pick up a copy of Camille Claudel: A Novel and be prepared for an experience you won't soon forget.

Posted by joyceanthony at 11:51 PM EDT
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Saturday, 7 July 2007 - 12:24 AM EDT

Name: "Ron Berry"

You write a most compelling review. I know that I for one do want to read more after reading what you have to say. You don't give away the plot but you buld it up to a crescendo of excitement then leave it. It makes one ready to go out and buy the book to see what all the excitement is about. Who is this person and what makes her so great? I want to know more and you have piqued my curiosity enough to spend money to do so. All in all, a great review!

Saturday, 7 July 2007 - 10:02 AM EDT

Name: "Janet Elaine Smith"
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Sounds like a fascinating book, Joyce, and you did a great job of reviewing it. How amazing to explore what is inside another's mind!


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