Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Almost Moon - Alice Sebold

I had liked the author's book, Lucky, her memoir, and was impressed with her fiction, The Lovely Bones, for its unusual viewpoint and exploration of dark evils.  I remember liking her raw style and honest reflections on her feelings.  And with a story that starts with the protagonist admitting to killing her mother, I thought this book would be a good read.  It falls far short because it blunts the normal reaction of horror and dismay at the character's actions an seeming to excuse them as a consequence of a dysfunctional family.

It's a strange story as the daughter, a mid-50's woman, tries to keep her mother's death a secret, then recruits her ex-husband to help tell their children and seduces her best friend's son.  Not recommended.

Published:  2008  Read:  October 2015   Genre: fiction

ISBN:  978 0 316 06736 2

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