lisa's reviews

Reading is the only thing in the world I am good at. A lifetime of reading, fifteen years of working in bookstores, and libraries, and an obsession with the written word makes me qualified enough to talk someone's ear off about books.  Now I am getting more ARCs than I have room for in the house.  Let me get back to reading them!

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler I might have liked this more, but the narration (and the main character) seemed off. I found the whole book a little annoying, but I can't quite put my finger on why. I found the vague memories of the main character tiresome, maybe, and I wish the story had been told from Lowell's point of view, since he seemed much more straightforward. Also, I can't stand monkeys, chimps, gorillas, etc. of any kind. I think they are creepy, which may be another reason why this book left me unsettled, since I can't imagine ever wanting to raise a chimp, or think having one in my house would be a fine idea, or think of one as my sister.