Friday, June 06, 2014

Books: Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple, 2013

A "delightful" reading and a "glittering" prose..The book invites such definitions and the irony of the quotation marks. It is really imaginative and fresh and very  often - quite funny. My problem with it is that its "charm" outweighs its author's talent. I value more the "menace to society" aspect of the mother character than all the cuteness of the child. The book becomes too cute, especially towards the end.

The TED talk episode is hilarious, outstanding...

I could not get rid of the impression that I am reading a Young Adult novel. Is it because the YA mentality is gradually taking over the entire American literature?

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