Sunday, April 17, 2016

2016 book 70

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's The Nest
The Nest of the title refers to a trust fund four siblings are going to inherit when the youngest turns forty, and a couple of them have been counting on it to get them out of some financial jams--too bad troubled oldest brother Leo has caused it to almost disappear. I found the siblings (and their relationships) to be realistic and sympathetic to varying degrees, but there are a lot of other characters being juggled here, too, and I wished we could have had more attention paid across the board. I did like how some pieces of the end came together, but the epilogue felt a little bit pat. Still, the story here is compelling and the writing has some really striking moments. Normally I think novels about rich New Yorkers are annoying, but this was pretty well-done. B+.

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