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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.
gripping and interesting; i really liked the rather fantastical ending. Lionel Shriver always writes about her characters with great depth and intelligence.Published 3 days 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 20 days 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 21 days 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 1 month ago by Debra G. Hendren
Oh my adversity and friends and strange ways to overcome it allPublished 2 months ago by Marion Forgatch
Breathtakingly good. I love it when characters come to life. With a story that grips you where it hurts.Published 3 months ago by Joseph W.
This is a book about life's realities today. Although it isn't totally accurate in the end result of cancer treatment, it is close enough. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Umlaut
Fast delivery, good quality and good price. It was everything I was looking for, the product met all my expectations.Published 6 months ago by Maria E Azagra
contrived polemic about health care in US. Read as a book group choice; we concurred and were sorry to have wasted our time on this. Read morePublished 9 months ago by moncprov