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This review is from: Where'd You Go, Bernadette (Paperback)
Where'd You Go Bernadette reminds me of a lemon meringue pie. The top layer is a light and frothy confection of emails, faxes, news articles, letters and reports revolving around the disappearance of Bernadette Fox. Bernadette was the most promising female architect of her generation. Now a home-bod and borderline agoraphobic, she is the tart lemony middle layer, throwing out caustic criticism of her provincial Seattle neighbours, local drivers and enraging all the other school 'moms'. She's a wonderful creation. At the base is a crisp satire on the American dream. Maria Semple's passages about creativity in architecture and corporate life at Microsoft are particularly enlightening.
A deceptively easy yet multi-layered read - and a highly entertaining one.
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Initial post: 17 Dec 2015 20:03:11 GMT
R J Kimberley says:
I enjoyed your patisserie analogy Sue
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2015 20:17:47 GMT
Sue Kichenside says:
Thank you, R J Kimberley, for taking the time to comment - and such a nice one too :)
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