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If you like animals, don't read this book
on 22 November 2000
The setting is sumptuous, the characters are educated and affluent professionals, the discovery of a lemon yellow bra comedic, and it all looks like a promising romp of a read.
But, then the main character, an otherwise sympathetic lawyer, goes off on a spree of destruction and violence that just tips way too far to be funny.
I have a couple of cats at home and was very upset when she left a cat in a carrier to die of heatstroke and then deals with its rotting corpse by stuffing it in a black plastic bag. She attempts several times to kill some tropical fish , succeeds with some, and then tosses them in a blender.
This is utterly dreadful. I couldn't bring myself to finish the book.
Maybe some people find this funny, but if you are as fond of your housepets as I am, it might be worthwhile to find something else to read over the hols.