Lauren Auty Auty itibaren Texas
I just remembered that I read this book. Not that it's forgettable, exactly. But let's just say a little bit of Saunders goes a very long way. The title story Civil War Land in Bad Decline is hands-down the best of the bunch. Saunders' storytelling is funny and fresh, and maybe a little too condensed. The frenzied pace made the other entries in this collection feel like copycats.
SYNOPSIS: Augusten Burroughs tells the story of his unconventional childhood. After a messy divorce, his unstable poet mother sends him to live with her crazy psychiatrist and his family. His upbringing is at best unconventional, at worst disturbing. The household is a literal and figurative mess, and Augusten wanders aimlessly through his teen years, both observing and participating in a world that he seems to know is wrong, but nonetheless comes to rely on. COMMENTS: Does anywone who has a decently normal childhood write memoirs, or do they all have to tell tales of drug use, irresponsible adults, and inappropriate sexual experiences that every adult turns a blind eye to? Puh-leeeeeeese. STARTED: December 10, 2006 FINISHED: December 19?, 2006
This book was so good! It did not disappoint at all. I don't know about you, but I love it when an author openly displays that they love what they do. This book was well crafted & the characters well developed. In a way, "Callum" reminded me somewhat of Patricia Brigg's "Bran," but overall the story was totally original. Will be looking for more great stuff from this promising author. I highly recommend this author.