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This is a book that starts slowly with lots of detail about Sunny's life but you need this to understand what she needs to do in order to make changes. The story also jumps between the present day and Sunny's childhood and the time when she started to hide her own physical issue and to try and change her husband into something more acceptable to what she expects. The story is gloriously life-affirming as Sunny makes changes, sweeps away pretence and starts to live as herself.
This is a great novel in which Sunny's life to some extent mirrors that of every reader - we all try to tidy up our lives, ignore difficult things from the past and to please others although certainly not to the degree that Sunny does. The story is told mostly from Sunny's point of view as she stays at home whilst her husband goes into space with robots, her mother dies while revealing secrets about her past, her new baby comes close to being born, and her child struggles with school. I don't think many of us will face so many different problems at once but we can all understand the way in which Sunny tackles these.Read more ›
As I read I kept trying to define the tone of this book. Quirky? Somewhat but the tone is beyond that. Whimsical? Yes it is that but not in a childlike way. Fanciful? A little but the action feels grounded in reality, at least emotional honesty. In the end I have to conclude there is no exact word that will precisely define "Shine"; it's too unique. Netzer writes in a genre all her own. There are times that the book threatens to spill syrup but she always skirts that stickiness. There isn't a misstep anywhere. She's not hitting you over the head with beliefs, she's exploring with you as an equal. She affirms that everyone has something that makes them feel odd, sets them apart. Some of these traits are superficial, some more profound. We can either change are differences if possible or we can embrace them and attempt to use them to our advantage. Netzer's characters grow into themselves. Their love and regard for one another strengthens. Almost best of all nothing feels inevitable in "Shine". The reader is always left guessing where we're heading. Netzer's is one of the freshest voices of 2012 in my opinion. We're not robots. Uniqueness is grand. I want to stay on her spaceship.