Saturday, April 26, 2008

2008 book 56

Kate Christensen's The Great Man
The only other book I've read of Christensen's was In the Drink, which I vaguely remember liking but not taking very seriously, so I was really mostly impressed with this book, which centers on a deceased womanizing painter who suddenly has two biographers circling around the women in his life--his wife, his sister, his longtime mistress, and his two daughters by his mistress. All the characters in this book are great, even the ones who only appear in one or two scenes, and I really liked it (except for one plot twist that I thought was a little cheesy, but it was relatively minor). A-.

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