Saturday, June 19, 2010

Who Doesn't Love a Short Novel?

This one was a bit like eating chips mindlessly from the bag. Really not tasting anything, but compulsively grabbing one chip - or in this case- page after another.
This was a rather complicated story that moved from 1997 to the present and from one crazy, dysfunctional character to another. I truly enjoyed the story line, but this felt like a book where the author was trying a bit too hard. It was if the author had written one too many drafts and submitted the wrong one. A bit like my students who are trying so hard to impress. I have faith that Mr. Somerville's next piece will be better and that his voice will be his and not the one he thinks we need to read.

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