Got my copy of Major Pettigrew and finally started in on it today while the kids were in piano lessons. It's a fast read -- I'm humming along. I haven't found a huge amount in there yet that demands pausing and chewing over, but it's a charming book. I have my quibbles with the fact that most of the secondary characters have come across so far as complete stereotypes, but I wonder if the author is going to pull out some surprises later.
For any members who've been on hiatus because they've been too busy with real life to want to deal with Faulkner or McCullers: this is just the book to jump back in with. Undemanding, fashionably new, and pleasantly readable.
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