Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hello From the Gillespies - Monica McInerney

Hello from the Gillespies is a novel that I really liked the idea of.   After 33 years of writing the annual Christmas letter, Angela decides to write one that doesn't gloss over the issues at the heart of her family and tell the truth.  From this we get to learn about her marriage and life on the rural Australian farm she lives on, and  the lives of all of her children - all of whom seem to have issues.

I can't quite put my finger on why I didn't quite enjoy this book, maybe it was just that everyone seemed to be a bit sad in it, that there wasn't much fun and I really wanted to like at least one of the main characters, but somehow ended up a bit annoyed at them all.  3/5

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