Sunday, April 13, 2008

2008 book 49

Karen Joy Fowler's Wit's End
I was really looking forward to this--I've read almost all of Fowler's books (except Jane Austen Book Club, b/c of course I only got into Austen recently) and really enjoyed them, and this one had an interesting premise: a young woman whose whole family has died goes to lie with her godmother, a famous mystery author who once wrote a book with the young woman's father as a character. But sigh! It was kind of boring! The protagonist is really passive, and information is just randomly revealed to her, and even the twist ending is really boring. The whole thing is BORING! The characters had a lot of potential but it all jsut felt thrown together. B-/C+.

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