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One unecessary flaw,
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This review is from: The Post-Birthday World (Hardcover)
Shriver has an uncanny ability to get right to the core of the daily dilemmas which most of us either cannot quite articulate or choose to avoid altogether. This is the second of her books which I have read ("Kevin" was first) and there is so much in both of them to which I relate very personally. The books certainly leave you thinking for quite some time and are for this reason rather unnerving.
The Post-Birthday World is not a startlingly original idea but it is very cleverly crafted and extremely readable. However, I do wish most fervently that she hadn't decided to endow one of the main characters with a distinctive English accent which she just isn't able to pull off. Much like many excruciating "British" accents in American films, this is a constant irritating distraction, like a mosquito in the bedroom.
An unnecessary and gratuitous fault in an otherwise engrossing read.