Saturday, May 23, 2015

C'mon A My House (Book Thoughts: Open House, Elizabeth Berg)

I liked my first Elizabeth berg book so much I decided to go read a second one,  and I read what I thought was a popular choice: "Open House." It was an Oprah Book Club selection, and was a bestseller.  The first thing I noticed is that it is kind of dated: characters still watch movies via VHS tapes, and people still calculated long distance phone call costs. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but the book felt like a historical novel in that sense. I found this book very weird:  it seems like Berg couldn't decide on the tone of the book. It starts out sad and wistful, but she goes into comedic situations. But, it's very much readable and never boring.

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