This book read more like a memoir than a novel. This book has a very real, chillingly accurate description of how one thinks when suffering from depression. A fairly easy read, The Bell Jar does not follow the typical denouement and resolution pattern of a novel but more the pattern of real life with all its uncertainties. I appreciate that it was not wrapped up and delivered in a neat little package.
Queenrandom is a postdoc at Big 10 Research U (BRU) somewhere in the Midwest and does kickass molecular biology cancer research. She is married to a guy who calls himself the Lucky Bastard and together they have raised 2 cats, Max Power and Milo, and a dog, Freki.