A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives.
Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional..” ~ synopsis from author’s website
What Happened at Book Club …
The best thing about book club is that reading of the book is not a requirement for attending, nor discussing nor, oddly enough, writing the book review. So with that disclaimer, here goes.
Listening to the discussion while comfortably curled up on the sofa with a glass of wine and within arm’s reach of the table of impressive edibles (thank you Peggy!) here’s what this wormie gathered:
- most everyone enjoyed the character development but were left waiting for something to happen, but felt nothing really did;
- beginning and middle is good. The ending… meh… a little too tidy;
- there are a LOT of characters in this book, all fixated on a future windfall
- non of them are all that likeable – except the aspiring writer (autobiographical perhaps?)
- Leo is an asshole – sadly many of us have ‘met’ his kind at some time or other
- someone lost a foot and someone else lost a leg – and I think they kissed or something???
Then… host Peggy began serving the deadliest homemade cheesecake ever! Oh m’god. Too. Friggin. Good.
It was a fantastic night and a fantastic discussion – although without reading the book who the hell knows. Sounded good from my cozy corner of the couch… hiccup.