Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

The Family Fang: A Novel
As the end of the summer approaches, I panic about which books I most want to spend my last days reading. I had The Family Fang on my library order list, but rather than wait I downloaded the book to my iPad and I'm so glad that I did. The premise of this novel is deliciously nutty - Caleb and Camille Fang are performance artist to raise their two children, Annie and Buster, to accept their gonzo-theatrical lifestyle as "the norm". These characters are crazy, their mad-cap stunts are hysterical, and the issues of family and art at the center of the novel are pretty genuine. Go to the author's website to see his tattoo of the cover art of this book, which even he believes people will be talking about long enough to keep his tattoo in fashion - Kevin Wilson's Blog

2 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Linda I read this after I heard an interview with the author, and she said she didn't even know who did it until she wrote the ending!

Micaella Lopez said...

The Family Fang is quirky and hilarious, full of memorable, outrageous scenes and two well drawn main characters. As comedy, it's definitely five stars. As a novel... well, it sort of runs out of steam plot wise, but it was so funny I really didn't care. On the strength of this book, I'll buy anything this guy writes from now on!
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