Sunday, May 04, 2008

25. Playing with the Grown-ups

by Sophie Dahl

I obtained this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program, probably because I've read books like Running with Scissors and The Glass Castle

Bleh. This book took me forever to read as it just did not hold my interest. Perhaps I was expecting too much from the granddaughter of Roald Dahl. It read like a poorly written dysfunctional-family memoir, and apparently it is autobiographical to some extent (supermodel Dahl's mother was manic depressive). The flashback structure makes it clear that Kitty, the main character, turns out OK despite her mother's drug use (which Kitty mimics) and poor choices in men. Not recommended.

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