Self-dubbed "The Interestings," they are talented and ironic and oh-so...well, interesting. But then, aren't we all at 14?
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber is the worst kind of book: a bloated, tiring read that is somehow just interesting enough to drag you along to the next page. In short: don't start this book. You'll regret it.
Andy Carter is a mess. His wife left him, he lost his job, his best friend hates him for ruining his wedding, and he's moved a thousand miles away from his Omaha hometown -- to New York City, no less -- in hopes of starting over. So far, he's only managed to land a job tending bar and get adopted by a stray cat named Jeter.
One frustrating thing about following this general conference from afar is the tendency to view people as issues. They are not. People are people. Treating them as debate points strips them of their humanity and robs the conversation of grace.
Wherefore is the Therefore there for?
There's a reason Water for Elephants is considered a modern classic by many people: the setting is vivid, the story grabs you, and the characters are compelling. What more can you ask for period fiction?