Sunday, May 4, 2008

Literature Review

So, I picked this book up in the airport in Rochester, NY, while I was waiting for my flight back to NYC. Took me a while, but I finally got around to reading it. The book had great reviews, and the summary on the back was catchy. It's written by a Brit, and I usually love British humor. So, I was looking forward to a good read.

Honestly, it was all right. Not great, certainly not horrible. All right. It's about an old man who finds this mole on his thigh, automatically assumes it's cancer, thinks he's about to die, so decides to go crazy. In the meantime, his daughter is getting married, his son is gay and his wife is having an affair. Even writing this now, I think, hey, that sounds like a great book! Honestly, though, the summary of the book was a better read than the book itself. Don't get me wrong, it was a nice book. A good one for your parents to read. Not edgy, though, which is what I think I was expecting. It's a good book for when you want to read about normal, every day problems. It's a good beach read.

Anyhow, go ahead, read it. Don't be too excited about it, though. You'll get your hopes up, only to think, oh, is that it? Kind of like sleeping with the guy who all the girls say is the best in bed, only to find out he's a one trick pony, and a two minute man to boot. Good for a role in the hay, but nothing you'd write home about.

I'll let you know what I think of my next book, "An Abundance of Katherines", once I've finished.