The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
Five words from the blurb: insanity, compelling, adventure, madness, truths
Fascinating investigation into psychopathic behaviour. It was light, entertaining and raised many interesting questions. It didn’t quite go into enough scientific depth for me, but was the perfect introduction to the subject.
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Five words from the blurb: forgiveness, racial, tension, sanctuary, mystery
Had a promising premise, but was surprisingly lacking in emotion. It didn’t give me any new insight into the racial tensions of the American South and I felt that the characters lacked depth. It was compelling enough to finish, but overall I was a bit disappointed.
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
Five words from the blurb: American, tragicomedy, adolescence, friendships, fortunes
Fantastic writing and wonderful character development, but the plot failed to grab me. It all felt too ordinary and I’m afraid I didn’t care enough to want to find out what happened.
Strange Bodies by Marcel Theroux
Five words from the blurb: metaphysical, challenging, forgery, identity, literature
Great premise, but I was unable to suspend my disbelief. I abandoned it at the half way point because it became increasingly weird, but lacked the charm or enlightenment necessary to keep me engaged.
Have you read any of these books?
What did you think of them?