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Emotionally Weird - Kate Atkinson
Emotionally Weird
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A thoroughly original and hilarious novel about mothers, daughters, and love, by the author of Behind the Scenes at the Museum.On a weather-beaten island off the coast of Scotland, Effie and her mother, Nora, take refuge in the large, mouldering house of their ancestors and tell each other... show more
A thoroughly original and hilarious novel about mothers, daughters, and love, by the author of Behind the Scenes at the Museum.On a weather-beaten island off the coast of Scotland, Effie and her mother, Nora, take refuge in the large, mouldering house of their ancestors and tell each other stories. Nora, at first, recounts nothing that Effie really wants to hear--like who her real father was. Effie tells various versions of her life at college, where in fact she lives in a lethargic relationship with Bob, a student who never goes to lectures, seldom gets out of bed, and to whom Klingons are as real as Spaniards and Germans. But as mother and daughter spin their tales, strange things are happening around them. Is Effie being followed? Is someone killing the old people? And where is the mysterious yellow dog?In a brilliant comic narrative which explores the nonsensical power of language and meaning, Kate Atkinson has created another magical masterpiece.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312279998 (031227999X)
ASIN: 031227999X
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 343
Edition language: English
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Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
2.0 Is it me?.....
This was my first book by Kate Atkinson and though clearly a capable writer, I was disappointed by the book, which seemed to me rather jumbled. The storyline, perhaps deliberately, is confusing and the characters forgettable, culminating in an uninteresting read. I know Atkinson has a very good repu...
Brick
Brick rated it
Funny, a long commentary on the nature of fiction, a send up of post-modern literary criticism, and a mystery story with a surprising ending. Very good.
52 Book Minimum
52 Book Minimum rated it
1.0
File this under DNF. I read half and it's about NOTHING. 14,000,000 characters all with zero personality. I'll give her one more try, but this book was a real stinker. Too many good ones to waste my time reading drivel.
Amy Reads Books
Amy Reads Books rated it
4.0 EMOTIONALLY WEIRD
Review to come :)
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it
Really fun and skewed. It was so weird, that I couldn't even tell if the really crappy binding was part of the ambiance of the book.Not for those who want a lite read. It requires some concentration to follow the multiple narratives.
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