I didn’t like it. I couldn’t connect to the characters. I was not at all wowed by the writing like I had hoped and expected to be since so many people love Wally Lamb. I’m sad that I didn’t try She’s Come Undone first because I’m seriously doubting I ever will.
This was a book club book. We meet Friday.
I really hope it is just me. I am quite persnickety and hyper-critical sometimes. I’m even jumping all over Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch (I’m about 13% in – going to push through and complete this by the end of the year.)
So, please. Do not take my word for it! Let Lisa of Lit & Life, a blogger I respect and usually agree with, tell you that she liked it very much. Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea says, “…although it digs deep into the darker side of humans, it’s a story that is uplifting as well.” Matt at A Guy’s Moleskine Notebook claims it is ..”.a compulsively readable novel that captures the essence of human experience.”
The book cover at the top will take you to goodreads.com where you will find out more about the book and see that it has garnered a 3.91 out of 5.0 with 4058 ratings. That is pretty high.
I do think the cover is nice.
Should I give Mr. Lamb another try? I own a paperback of She’s Come Undone. I’ve had it for years.