Sunday, June 10, 2012

Life Without Parole, by Clare O'Donohue

O'Donohue had me on page 1 with a very funny, probably quite accurate, take on a TV home makeover show from the perspective of the producer, Kate Conway.  Bored to tears with the home makeover world, Kate simultaneously takes on two new projects:  one documenting the opening of a trendy new Chicago restaurant, and the other telling the stories of two killers who would be in maximum security for life.  Kate has a bit more sympathy for the convicts than the restaurateurs.  Funny, smart, and heart felt, it's a very enjoyable book.

1 comment:

  1. This is the second O'Donohue book I've read and both have been great reads. I like feisty, funny Kate and her sister and her film/sound guys. Her job as an independent documentary TV director can lead to lots of good stories and I can't wait for the next installment.