It’s mostly original, comprised of emails and letters, as well as traditional prose.
Some will say it’s not very believable. But I would argue that Semple had me believing every oddball premise and eccentric detail of this family’s life.
From the inside flap: “…an ingenious and unabashedly entertaining novel about a family coming to terms with who they are. It is also a riotous satire of privilege and an unsentimental but powerful story of a daughter’s unflinching love for her imperfect mother.”
A darn good read, this one.
Other really good books I’ve finished recently…
David & Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell
I Wear The Black Hat – Chuck Klosterman
The Dog Stars – Peter Heller
The China Study and Whole – both by T. Colin Campbell
The Dinner – Herman Koch
The Freedom of Self-Forgiveness – Tim Keller
Father & Son – Larry Brown
Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
Salt Sugar Fat – Michael Moss
Sweet Tooth – Ian Mcewan
The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
We Live In Water – Jess Walter
The Memory of Running – Ron Mclarty
The One Thing – Gary Keller
So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Cal Newport
The Practicing Mind – Thomas M. Sterner