Week 28 – Shelf Pleasure’s 2016 Reading Challenge
This week we’re in the middle of Emma Straub’s Modern Lovers. We were eager to get reading having loved Straub’s previous novel, The Vacationers. But to our surprise, we’re struggling a bit to get through it. Straub is a good writer and the plot about two intertwined families living in Brooklyn and struggling with kids, careers and marriage is appealing and somewhat familiar. But we find it simply too hard to root for characters that are so hard to like. We’ll keep going until the end hoping that Straub works out a resolution that will leave us satisfied.
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