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Lionel Shriver always writes about her characters with great depth and intelligence.
"I don't see why being alive is always supposed to be so great. I think it stinks. In fact, I can't stand it. You can have it."
As for plot, the arc of Jackson's character is particularly unbelieveable and the too tidy ending has a tacked on feel.
I basically liked the book, though it wasn't in the same league as We Need to Talk about Kevin. The last 10% ( I read this on a kindle) was so poor I never actually finished it but... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Justareader
This book just never gets better. All the author imparts is (1) healthcare is expensive, (2) a lot of people have health issues and (3) both living and dying are painful. Read morePublished 3 months ago by A.J.
Lionel Shriver tends to zigzag across a line between tabloid appeal and knowing satire. She dashes on journalistic coarseness like sriracha sauce. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Frank Salomon
I was slow to appreciate the writing style, yet somewhere along the way I fell in love with the author's descriptions of characters thoughts. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JZ
gripping and interesting; i really liked the rather fantastical ending. Lionel Shriver always writes about her characters with great depth and intelligence.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
As cruel and ironic as life itself. A great story about the unfairness of it all, with an unexpected silver lining.Published 5 months ago by SwissBarb
Couldn't finish this - I was very disappointed as I enjoyed We Need to Talk about Kevin. No story, nothing but a thinly disguised rant about the US health service, and as such,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Annie