Saturday, October 28, 2006
A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
I wanted to like A Spot of Bother a bit more than I did. The characters in this dysfunctional family are all struggling with their own secrets - hypochondria, sexuality, insecurity, etc. - that are threatened by an upcoming family wedding. The characters in the cover art are precariously perched on the wedding cake that represents this central event of the novel. The book reminded me of Franzen's The Corrections.