Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Plan B - Jonathan Tropper

Present in this first novel by 'This Is Where I Leave You'-writer Tropper :
A tad Jackie Collins (sexy, beautiful women, big love, a celebrity with a cocaine habit) 
+ A lot of 'Friends' (1990s yuppies, a tight group of friends, incessant punchlines) 
+ Heavy 'The Big Chill' inspiration (relational melodrama in a wooden cabin in the forest, an absent friend, midlife crisis).

Original? Not so much.
Shallow? Yes.
Entertaining? That, too.

Also : A demonstration of how tough single-voice narration can be to pull off...

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