Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan
The book revels in the reasons and ways that people are nasty to one another, primarily within families, but also within other kinds of relationships. The nastiness of almost all of the characters grows out of guilt, jealousy, envy, resentment, a sense of superiority and/or the desire or need to push someone away. Even a nice character reverts to nasty form in the right button-pushing context. Not a great deal of fun to read.