And so Weetzie and My Secret Agent Lover Man and Dirk and Duck and Slinkster Dog and Fifi’s canaries lived happily ever after in their silly-sand-topped house in the land of skating hamburgers and flying toupees and Jah-Love blonde Indians.
Francesca Lia Block’s books are my guilty pleasure reading – usually short, offbeat, and delicious. Weetzie Bat is my favorite of her works. It is loosely about the adventures of a quirky teenager living in L.A. The prose is luscious, decadent, slinky. I read this book in one sitting, and it made me want to devour every one of her other books. If you grew up in L.A. (or some other urban place) you will appreciate the broad strokes she paints of the place. Block is a lover of language and the way that words dance together and roll off your tongue. You’ll find most of her books in our Teen section, but make no mistake, this is adult reading as well!
Check the BPL catalog for this title: Weetzie Bat