Friday, March 26, 2010

Recommend Me (4)

Kate at The Neverending Shelf is hosting this new and fun weekly meme where you recommend a book, old or new, that you really enjoyed.

This week, I'm going to recommend a book that is just amazing. Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block is the combined edition of all of her Weetzie Bat books. I love nearly all of Francesca's books, but these were the first I read and left the biggest impact.

Love is a dangerous angel...Francesca Lia Block's luminous saga of interwoven lives will send the senses into wild overdrive. These post-modern fairy tales chronicle the thin line between fear and desire, pain and pleasure, cutting loose and holding on in a world where everyone is vulnerable to the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all: love.

What I love about this series:
The style is out of this world. There's a bazillion issues dealt with - such as homosexuality, single mothers, AIDs and more. This book will transport you to a world like ours only so different. I really just recommend reading them - there's magic in Block's words that can only be discovered through reading her books.

What others thought:
Things Mean A Lot
Green Man Reviews

Other Links:
Francesca Lia Block's Website
An Interview with Block over on Mrs. Magoo Reads

I also highly recommend most of her other books - beware, some are "adult" and I'm talking the erotic kind. So for those of younger ages, make sure to stick to her YA stuff.


  1. Thanks for posting this! It sounds awesome! I'm looking it up!

  2. Wow! I'd never even heard of this one before. Can't wait to check it out and thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Block is a goddess. Kristen, I have MISSED YOU. Your blog looks as amazing as ever.

  4. Wow, this one addresses so many issues, but I've never even seen or heard of it! Thanks for the rec. :D

  5. So happy that you're spreading the FLB love! I recently reread Weetzie Bat and I felt all of thirteen years old again. It's weird how a book can take you back to a certain place, but it's still fresh as ever.


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