As in all novels by Francesca Lia Block, Wasteland is intoxicating, as if every sentence is doused with heady perfume. Infused with symbolism and told through alternating perspectives, it touches on themes such as incest, suicide, and the tragedies of a family. The author handles these themes well by executing them through a prose style that is distinctly Block and telling the stories of the characters in fragments.
I enjoyed reading Wasteland in one sitting. It is a slim volume that still manages to turn on the waterworks.
This was a post by Hanna, who had nightmares at three in the morning.