Book: May We Be Forgiven
Author: A. M. Homes
Why I am reading it: This is listed on the 2013 Tournament of Books, and I've been trying to read one of them each week.
"Do you want my recipe for disaster?Impressions so far: I had read a book by A. M. Homes a few years back, The Safety of Objects, short stories that I enjoyed. I'm enjoying this novel more (200 pages in), even though it uses a trope I usually hate - the depressed middle-aged academic ruining his own life. I think where Homes seems to be succeeding where other authors have failed for me is that the situations and characters are more realistic. Not everything is always terrible, even if the terrible things that have happened color every situation. There are small moments of humor, but also moments where I feel very compassionately toward the characters. That is no small feat, and I find this to be an engrossing read so far.
The warning sign: last year, Thanksgiving at their house."
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