Monday, April 09, 2018

2018 book 60

Rebecca Kauffman's The Gunners
It's funny to see a novel compared to movies like The Big Chill and St Elmo's Fire, but those comparisons are fairly apt here--the story centers on a disparate group of friends, who are reunited for a funeral when one of them commits suicide, with flashbacks to their childhood interspersed throughout. I found this to be immensely readable and really well-written, even if some of the characters were better-developed than others. (The main POV character, gradually losing his sight, was especially effective.) The story touches on family and friendship and love and recovery, and I found it to be really big-hearted and even a little bit surprising. A/A-.

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