Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Review: Siracusa

Siracusa Siracusa by Delia Ephron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Two couples (who don't really like one another much) travel from the States for a holiday in Italy. There's Finn and Taylor and Lizzie and Michael. With them is the extremely strange and annoying ten year old daughter of Finn and Taylor (we later find out she has extreme shyness syndrome, or so her mother says). Also, Finn and Lizzie were a couple long before they married their new partners. And sometime during the vacation, the mistress of one of them appears.

All this is a recipe for disaster. They are all extremely dysfunctional, and after a few days together, all they do is get on each others nerves and complain about the others. The book is narrated by the four main characters and I have to say they are each more obnoxious than the next.

I mostly have to like the characters to get involved with a book, but in this case I didn't care how unlikeable or childish they were, or how they messed up their lives, careers or marriages. With a book so well written as Siracusa, you just read on.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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