Just wondered what you think if you have. I am half way through it and have mixed feelings about it. Iy's interesting to explore the relationship between a mother and son when they don't get along but somehow I don't feel her pain.
yes- i found her a very unsymapthetic character.but i think that is the point of the book.if we liked her and felt for her then kevins behaviour could all be explained as nature.but because she is an unpleasant character we have to think much harder about the causes for his actions.if you can get through it you will be glad.tough book to read but very interesting.
I think I find her language unbelievable. You know she is sitting there waiting to see her Kevin and she strikes up a convo with another Mum. I had to double check that there were Quotation Marks cos i thought surely she wouldn't speak to her in such a bookish way IYKWIM. I find that a lot the dialogue is just not how real people talk even highly intellectual people.
I did read it all & found it mildly entertaining although at least two of the characters totally unbelievable (husband and Celia, the daughter) - obviously plot devices to fuel the main story of mum and son. When I finished it and thought back over it, the story seemed more clever than I initially realised, although I still thought her husband's reaction to it all a bit suspect. I think it is one of those books where the narrator is obviously not all she pretends to be. Or is she?? Would really have liked to be part of a book group or something to hear what others thought.