Sunday, March 11, 2012

2012 book 72

Meg Wolitzer's The Position
If it wasn't for my book group, I'd never have read this book--I remember reading good reviews when it came out, but a book about a married couple in the 70s writing a how-to sex manual featuring illustrations of themselves, and the effect said book had on their four children just didn't appeal to me. But actually it was a really good book, with Wolitzer visiting each family member in turn, showing how the family changed in the wake of the book and the years after its publication. Eldest daughter Holly was something of a cipher, but the two sons were particularly interesting, and Wolitzer does a great job evoking the 70s. A-.

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