I really enjoyed getting to know Faith, the main character and narrator - she has a fascinating and refreshing perspective on life. I was sorry to say goodbye to her when the story ended. This novel has a good message presented in an unique and entertaining way as Faith reflects on her experiences during the decade leading up to the new year/century. I also liked the clear sense of place (Chicago) and time (Y2K). Highly recommended.
As a mother of a GenXer I enjoyed reading about Faith's thoughts and experiences. I found the book to be well written and it held my interest to the very end. If you experienced the end of the century, you will find yourself reflecting on your own life events during the 1990's.
I didn't read the blurb for this book so had no idea what it was about, and after reading quite a way through I still didn't understand where it was going! The story is from Faiths POV and begins on New Years Eve 1999 when she is told by her boss she doesn't have to work, she can go home and enjoy the evening like the rest of the world. For most people this would be a bonus but for Faith it's not, she has no plans for the evening and would rather be at work. In the first few pages we learn that Faith is an ex-smoker and goes to support meetings (like AA for ex smokers) and that Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, Second Movement, Allegretto is one of her favourite pieces of music!!!!! Music is a large part of Faith's world, we are given an in depth run down of Elton John's Tumbleweed Album track for track like a review of his work, though I still don't see the relevance of this information to the plot.... Mmm what plot??
I eventually discovered that the story was about Faith and her life in the 90's, so it's kind of a `flash back' book. I also discovered that Suzanne Davis is a huge music fan, who `feels' the music because we also had a track for track review of a Tori Amos Album!! Faith has some very odd and confusing dreams, she sees a therapist about them who hypnotises her and takes her back to her child hood but we never really find out the cause of them (though it's possible it was the tornado she was in when she was young) I spent the whole book waiting for something to happen, for her to be attacked or find out something really bad had happened to her as a child but nothing really did.... No-one was injured or died in the tornado so ok yeah that's `badish' but not like losing someone close...Read more ›