Sunday, June 24, 2012

2012 book 169

Liza Klaussman's Tigers in Red Weather
This was a deeply weird and kind of messed-up book about two cousins, best friends, who just after WWII are both in less-than-ideal marriages. And then the story jumps back and forth between the 40s, 1959 (when their children make a grisly discovery), and the late 1960s (where their young adult children make even weirder decisions than their mothers). Part of the problem here is that I didn't feel like I knew most of the characters that well, and the ones that I did know well I mostly despised. Not that unlikable characters inherently make a book bad, but this one kind of goes beyond the pale. A lot of the plots felt half-baked, and the end reveals were just completely bizarre. I don't understand what is supposed to be good about this book, and if it's supposed to be "interesting"--well, then it doesn't go far enough. C-.

An e-galley was provided by the publishers. This book will be released in July.

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