Monday, June 22, 2009

Book 50 of 52: Gossip of the Starlings

Before you think I'm a speed reader: I read both of these books over the last week, but hadn't had time to write up the last post until today. I finished that book on Thursday. I'd started reading Gossip of the Starlings by Nina de Gramont before that, but had to put it aside in favor of the work-related reading.

I didn't like TK. I was curious enough about the plot to finish reading the book to see what happened, but I didn't like any of the characters. To really dig a novel, you have to at least identify with someone if not like parts of one of the characters, or so hate a character that you must see what happens. I wanted to smack everyone in this book about privileged prep school kids who drugged their way through the 1980s. Poor rich babies as they whine about coke and horses? Yawn. Not even worthy of a "beach book" label.

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