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Dark Island based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
After reading this novel, I learned three big facets of the author¿s culture. First, I learned the author had a passion for the land. In Dark Island, she expresses this love through the character of Venn le Breton, an aristocratic, emaciated individual. He loves Storn, the island he passionately protects. While reading this book, I learned from an outside source that Vita Sackville-West was bisexual and had numerous affairs outside her marriage. These tendencies are seen clearly at the end of her book when Venn makes assumptions between Shirin and her female friend. They are even hinted at during the second chapter of the novel when Shirin meets Venn¿s grandmother. I would recommend that only mature readers read this book. Too many people would blatantly say, ¿It¿s a gay book. Don¿t read it¿. I feel, however, that this book has serious undertones including the meaning of friendship, childhood infatuation evolving into adult passion, and living a life in perpetual loneliness. Overall, I would say this book is a satisfactory read.