by D. M. Thomas
The White Hotel is an ambitious novel. It tells the story of a troubled woman, Lisa Erdman, through a sexual fantasy she writes, through the commentary of her doctor -- a fictional version of Sigmund Freud, through letters, and through standard third-person narrative. I found the last two parts of the book to be inadequately supported by the material presented up to that point, and (worse) to be manipulative and probably also exploitive. So, I wouldn't recommend this book.
copyright © 2002 John Regehr