Saturday, September 13, 2014
Review: Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I'm going to need therapy after this book. Oh my god. Damn you Liane Moriarty. I barely know what to say except this isn't your mama's Chick-Lit. This is real, this is scar and this stuff happens! There's excellent humor thrown in for fun. There's funny and tragic suburban housewives. There's excellent use of Australian lingo I wouldn't have understood without my Australian Pen Pal. BUt this was a rough read. I had to race through the last 200 pages because after a certain revelation mid-way through I was so worried and invested in the characters.
This is a story about children, about parents, about bullying, about violence, about technology. About a million things we things about, talk about and deal with everyday. God all three of the mother's represent a little piece of all of us I think. The woman too concerned with the way things look, the woman just trying to make it work and the woman hiding some horrible secret. The children were really special too, the sweet, brave, lying children. The men were a piece of work and I'm pretty sure I dislike all of them in this book except for Tom and Jane's dad. But gosh what a book. I don't know what to do with the rest of my night besides drink all the wine in my house and wait to see my girlfriends tomorrow so we can digest this together...it's a book that has given me way more to think about than a Chick Lit book should.
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