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A Good Family

by Erik Fassnacht

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  • Susan K. (Dartmouth, MA)
    A long slog.
    I had high hopes for this book - so much for that. It took me at least 3 weeks to get through it, as I was so bored, and then irritated by the thought of having to finish it for this review. I didn't find any of the characters to be interesting or even likable, except, perhaps Barkley, the younger son. The book goes on and on about not much, really. I never cared one whit about what happened to any of them. Even if the book were drastically shortened, it wouldn't have helped. A definite waste of 3 weeks of my reading time, which was both a surprise and a disappointment. I just don't understand all the positive reviews...
  • Liz B. (Fairview, TX)
    Long and Wnding Story
    I found this book overly long and rambling at times. The story is told from the viewpoints of different family members and I often found the chapters to be so unrelated that they didn't seem to be from the same book. I found Barkley to be the most interesting character and wanted to learn more about his life, often skimming other chapters in favor of those about him. This book seemed disjointed and I would not recommend it to friends or my book club.
  • Anna R. (Oak Ridge, TN)
    Not good
    I am not going to finish reading this book. I have slugged through about 150 pages and dislike it so much I stopped reading it. It is boring, the characters are disgusting and the plot disappointing.

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