Tuesday, September 1, 2009

This is Where I Leave You

Although at times it may feel like a Reese Witherspoon movie about 'coming home' implanted with the wry one-liners of a mid-1990s SNL skit, Jonathan Tropper's new novel This is Where I Leave You is its own irrevently funny and uniquely crafted work. Marked for its zingy dialogue, its arrestingly accurate domestic tone, and the strength of Tropper's sympathy for his characters, This is Where I Leave You is a great pick-up for those who have loved the books of Tom Perrota, Richard Russo, or Nick Hornby in the past, and a book that is sure to make you laugh, cry, cringe, mutter, think, walk, giggle, etc., et cetera. So get it! Tell your friends about it! Make Tropper as rich off its royalties as you will be emotionally rich off the brilliance of its humor and impassioned characters! (Or don't, I hear Pynchon's new one's pretty damn good too, but more on that later.)

Ok, that's it.


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