It’s the weirdest thing.
I’m usually quite sure what exactly I like and don’t like about a book. All very clear.
Except for this book. I liked it but I really can’t put my finger on why I did.
On the back cover there is a review-comment from The Daily Mail “Funny, moving and very very true…a brilliant brilliant book”.
I don’t think the book is funny – I don’t find such a dysfunctional family funny. I am strongly suspect of the “true” aspect of it but willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. Though the mother’s character is a bit much…
Yet there is something about this book. I don’t know if “brilliant” is the right word but each chapter sucks you into a scene completely. When you are released and turn to the next chapter you find yourself not where or when you expected to be, yet it all makes sense.
I’m glad I read it.