Uncomfortably Close: A Novel by Lily Brett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I will admit I did not enjoy the first 30 pages or so; Brett's writing style seemed amateurish and the story didn't interest me. However, I always give books 50 pages before putting them down, and I was absolutely hooked by that point. Brett's characters are memorable and her writing is hilarious, particularly in how Ruth thinks (she has many neurosis), and the conversations between Ruth and her father, Edek. While Brett is no Wodehouse, I felt a similar sort of pleasure and appreciation for the lightheartedness while reading this story, and was similarly saddened when I finished the novel.
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