Got 90+ pages in before realizing I wasn't interested in any of the characters, all of whom seemed to be phoning in their appearance in the novel. Moving along.
When bad editing happens to good writers. #smh
Family rule, now in its third generation: Want to see the movie? Then you must read the book first! Mission accomplished, and just as much fun to hear my grandchild read it as it was to hear my sons read it 30 years ago.
What a delight this was, and it makes me want to read so many of her novels again. The best memoirs are those in which an author not only reveals themselves but compels the reader to get to their own places of recollection and truth. This is a "best memoir."
I have loved, to some degree, every book she has written. This one didn't hold any appeal for me when it was published, and I just never read it. That said, I'm glad I put it on my list, and I'm delighted to say it now joins all her others on my favorites list. Do grab a hanky.
"The laughter. The kindness. The beauty. All of these things deserve to be spoken about." That is from the author's preface, and it is exactly what I need after finishing the last book i read.
This is how I had to read most of the novel. Writing my full review is going to be tough, but in a few words: I need to go take a walk and listen to the birds singing to remind myself that this was fiction. Terribly graphic violence but I was unable to stop reading.