The writing was so emotional, vivid and sarcastic.
This book is about to knowledge mental illness: mental diseases are always so easy to judge, especially from people who doesn’t know what it feels to suffer from it; the classic response in front of this kind of disease is “Just don’t think about it” or “Be positive”. Examples of mental health illness are depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder — and we could go on and on, I’m sure there are lot of other diseases that I don’t even know they exist.
“Under rose-tainted skies” is such a realistic fiction (I guess) a lot autobiographic about agoraphobia and Louise did an incredible job in setting an entire story in Norah’s house; she was also able to deliver an entertaining and page-turner book without based everything on a love story. As I keep saying, we need more realistic fiction about mental health and increasing the awareness about it, we must stop diminish mental illness with the lovestory-will-always-fix-your-life stupid notion. Life is not like this!
“there is a certain amount of safety in knowing everything there is to know about a situation”
Norah suffers from OCD, she’s terrified about germs, natural disasters and everything that could happen out in the world. The obsessive compulsive disorder gets stronger and stronger over the years causing huge panic attacks and Norah feels safe only at home, far away from the real world.
The book drags the reader inside Norah’s mind, you can actually live in the first person how it is to live with OCD and agoraphobia: Norah gets so lost in her thoughts that sometimes she can’t even realize what is happening in front of her.