written by Matthew Quick, is about a person with mental illness who struggles with separation from his wife. It becomes apparent very soon there is more going on with his “wife” than the character perceives.
WHY I PICKED IT UP
I saw a commercial for the movie, then read the novel summary which I thought sounded absurdly funny.
WHERE/WHY I STOPPED
I read to the end of the free sample and enjoyed it. The author’s brisk pace keeps the narrative interesting. Ultimately I didn’t find it interesting enough to buy, but I might check it out from the library.
WHAT COULD BE BETTER, IF ANYTHING
I found it difficult to identify with the main character, and I’m not sure I remember his name. The narrative is mostly stream of consciousness with little dialogue—which the author deftly manages to keep interesting—but it comes at the expense of character.
The author is skilled at holding your interest and the promise of exploring his wife’s relation to him is enticing. Tell me what you think.