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Lionel Shriver always writes about her characters with great depth and intelligence.
As for plot, the arc of Jackson's character is particularly unbelieveable and the too tidy ending has a tacked on feel.
Wonderful feel-good ending and fascinating plot, I was still thinking about this book days after I finished reading it.
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 19 hours 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by John Ziagos
gripping and interesting; i really liked the rather fantastical ending. Lionel Shriver always writes about her characters with great depth and intelligence.Published 2 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 2 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 2 months ago by Annie
I have read books by this author in the past and for me this seemed like a gamble. I have loved books from her such as A Perfectly Good Family (recommend) that featured three... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Debra G. Hendren
Oh my adversity and friends and strange ways to overcome it allPublished 4 months ago by Marion Forgatch