Great piece with Stephen King in The Atlantic.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book is all about the characters. In addition, there are the usual poetic references to everyday things that Jonathan does so well mixed in there too. Aside from waiting for the characters to collide like cars on the freeway, there is the ongoing reference to the tragedy that underpins the narrator's story. This is where Jonathan went easy on us. Whether it was by design or fear of really breaking our hearts for no good reason, I can't tell. It is worth the read and although it starts slow, the yummy mix of character, dialogue and Evisonian literary flourish makes this a wonderful read.
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