The Book Nook is my little place to talk about (not to be insanely obvious here…) books. Because I like to read a book every year or so. I promise I won’t give anything away (but, things happen). And, there is a 76% chance that you’ll find this review a complete waste of time because you read the book 10 years ago. Moving on.
THE BOOK: The House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
My thoughts (which most likely carry little to no influence):
You know what? I’m not a fan. And I think I know why. I didn’t give a flying fortune cookie about the characters. Sorry. Wally Lamb ruined me. I’ll probably never read another good book again.
Let me explain.
Kathy: She’s a messed up little lady that showers infrequently, sports chronic cigarette breath, who happens to have a LOT of sex with a mustached *married* guy named Lester. A guy named Lester! With a mustache! The pair of them got it on! I thought I would hurl up my Dairy Queen. And that’s some serious gag reflex.
The other guy in the book: He is not overly interesting except for the fact that his pride is the size of the sun and he beats up his wife. Ummm, check please.
The gist of the story is apparently their worlds collide because they are fighting over the same house. *yawn* Can you believe this was an Oprah bookclub pick? Am I just being cranky? You know what, it’s in your best interest not to answer that.
Would I recommend it to a stranger on the bus (trying to make his way home)? Probably not. Even if the bus dropped him off to live on an island, with no access to HGTV, my blog, or any other books.
What I am reading now: The Book Thief (which was recommended to me last Book Nook!)
Any books that you regret wasting your life on?