Thursday, March 29, 2007

A Spot of Bother

by Mark Haddon

Quick recap: George suspects he is going crazy, and there is nothing on earth like a family wedding to test that theory to the max!

Quick review: Tender and bittersweet, this family becomes your family - you love them, you hate them, either way you're in it for the long haul.

Quick recommendation: Invite the madness in.


Monkey said...

I absolutely loved this book!

My favorite part is where he trying desperately to hide in the ditch, while two of the relatives? wedding attendees? walk up to him.

It's been a few months since I read it and I have a terrible memory, but I loved it.

I haven't been able to leave comments on your Goat Blog lately. Haloscan hates Safari sometimes... but I love the way you write.

And let Jason know we are thinking of him in this most bizarre of times. (The line about the cleavage glitter was priceless!)

Monkey's Human (Heather)

Mutha said...

Loved this book. I loved how deep the author pulled the reader into the culture of the modern English -- no Americanization of the sayings or explaination of what "eggy-bread" might be.

Just read your other blog and hope you are keeping your head above water.

Jay said...

I liked this book...I think maybe it subtly reminded me of my own relatives!