MOTIVATION for READING: I loved Olive Kitteridge.
Almost 11 years ago to the day, I posted my review of Olive, book 1. I adored it.
… the reader will come to appreciate this rough and tough yet tender lady.
WHAT’s it ABOUT: This is another collection very similar to the first, of short stories either centering on Olive or has her barely mentioned in passing.
I loved the stories with Jack, and how he succumbs to the realization that he enjoys Olive and so takes the chance on a relationship. The way he lets her sit in business class on the flight to Norway was just too perfect. The chapter on the Larkins and their attorney was a gut-punch. As was the one where Olive meets the Poet.
THOUGHTS: Themes of loneliness and knowing yourself. I just love how Olive is so abrupt and blunt and judgmental but also knows the exact right thing to do or say when it is most needed. She is definitely prickly. I laugh at her, with her? and I cried.
RATING: Five slices of pie. No pie mentioned, but that’s OK. I’ll forgive.
No, I still haven’t seen the mini-series starring Frances McDormand…