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All tagged literary fiction
While this book is a quick and fun read, my review will be spotty to remain spoiler-free.
The Plumb siblings have spent years watching their trust-fund grow into a small fortune available to each of them when they turn 40. Two brothers and two sisters have all spent beyond their means assuming that "The Nest" will solve their financial difficulties.
And then a drunken and high Leo, the oldest brother, gets into a car accident that changes the life of his passenger forever. Mother Plumb decides to rescue her boy and "The Nest" is almost completely obliterated.
When I started looking for a book set during Christmas, I was not overly impressed with my findings. Many modern novels set at Christmas have these ridiculously convoluted romantic plot lines that don’t appeal to me.
And then I realized that I wasn’t actually sure if I’d ever read A Christmas Carol. I’ve seen various adaptations of the story for stage and screen, but when I was in middle and high school, did I actually read the real Charles Dickens version? I had no idea. There are so many YA versions of the the classics and Scholastic always does nice adaptations, but had I ever really read this Christmas favorite as Dickens wrote it?
A book with a love triangle? Grrr…Stupid Reading Challenge! I loathe love triangles.
Figuring out a book to read in this category…
A book that wouldn’t overly irritate me…
A book I haven’t already read…
Quite the challenge.
Until I was glancing over some book lists of shorter novellas, perfect material for my end-of-the-year push to meet my goal. I saw Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Fred. That Brazilian guy. The hubby from Texas. The Cat? Surely, these characters appear in the novella thus making this book counts as a love triangle. And I’d finally read something by Capote!
For my Reading Challenge, I needed a book that I was supposed to read in high school, but didn’t. I chose Heart of Darkness because it’s short and reading it brings anyone one step closer to the title well-read. So this book is good for me? Right?