So I'm again a month behind in book club.
In February, we read The Buddha In the Attic by Julie Otsuka.
I didn't like it at all. It was written in first personal plural; we, us, our, etc. It was also clearly written for the twitter generation. Each part of the story consisting of no more than a few sentences before moving on. While my age would indicate I'm a member of the twitter generation, I am not. I think it has the potential to be a great story, actually a bunch of great stories, but this presentation didn't work for me.
This month, we read Talk, Talk by T.C. Boyle.
The book was a fictional story about a deaf women who is the victim of identity theft. I was super confused and a bit annoyed by the book. For one, I don't understand why the women has warrants and is felony car stopped while the guy who stole her identity is using it successfully to buy a large Condo, purchase cars, and otherwise conduct life with no problems. The thief does acknowledge that he missed a few payments, but nothing that would result in the dramatic start to the story. The conclusion, which I won't spoiler, just in case my glowing review convinces you to read it, is equally baffling. In case you didn't get enough, the epilogue muddies things up just a little bit more. Of course, it's been almost two weeks since I've gotten a good nights sleep, so I might just be a little sleep deprived and cranky!
I'm currently reading (listening to) The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene.
I don't know what book is next for book club, but in the meantime, I have lots of Dr.Suess and Construction board books to keep me busy!