(Read November 2012)
Done already? I keep looking for more – cuz I’m hungry for more – what can I say, I’m greedy for a good book to read and this one flew by too quickly. This is a beauty of a book. A man’s life implodes as a series of incidents that — in spite of his best intentions — become his undoing; good grief, poor George can’t do anything right to save his life. Agitated and disconcerting; darkly funny, and pitifully sad, it’s a book paved with gritty reality – Paula Fox writes in an elegant manner that is without affectation, haunting, down to earth, fluid storytelling backed up by a wicked cast of characters – it’s quite special in that wonderful timeless way of a good bit ‘o fiction.