Book to Basics #16 Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

After a successful Japanese-Novel series of Reviews, please check them out:
I now close this fruitful year with my review series featuring one of the most inspiring and amazing author/novelist in the world, Jeanette Winterson. Fruitful being the operative word, let me indulge you with Winterson's Oranges are Not the Only Fruit.

Cover art #1: What do you think of the book cover art? Isn't it delightful?
I enjoyed reading Oranges are Not the Only Fruit because of its rebellious vis-a-vis religious undertones. It covered very sensitive grounds involved in a person's becoming. It has very strong insightful ideas about life, people and the different shades of grays that comes in between the two, when they dance the tango.

Since I've learned of Jeanette Winterson's powerful command of words and imagery, I knew I should learn more about the author. Coincidentally, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit is Winterson's autobiographical piece that delved on many of the author's views on perception and perfection, among others.

In a way, the book was a philosophical journey that takes readers to and from and back and beyond the real and unreal. I really enjoyed how each turn of a page welcomes a different perspective, as if the end promises a clearer broader worldview.

I apologize for the term, but the book's completely an art-lover, modern-day romantic, cynic's mind-fuck. It's definitely a must-read.

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit (Php 560) is available at Fully Booked. For inquiries, visit their website here.

Speaking of art, here's a shortlist of other amazing book covers for Oranges are Not the Only Fruit. Comment on which you like the best!

Cover art #2: Reminds me of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind's Clementine, as played by the beautiful Kate Winslet. (See next photo)
Such a wonderful color, Orange is.
Cover art #3: I think that tambourine's a nice touch.
Covert art #4: This particular cover has a satanic feel, agree?
Look what I found online! Interesting, the narration is also the very first few lines from the actual book! Enjoy watching, please don't forget to read the book too! I'll just embed video #1, you can check out the rest of the videos available on this embedded video's "related videos" on the side. Load it on Youtube for your convenience. :)

To read more of Jeanette Winterson:
  1. Written on the Body
  2. Tanglewreck