Monday, November 2, 2009

Review: I See You Everywhere by Julia Glass

I See you Everywhere is the second novel by Julia Glass. It was also the first novel we chose to read as a group. It took me a really long time to read it, but not for lack of being interesting.

This book is about two sisters, Louisa and Clem. Very different, but both have a feistiness in them. Louisa seems to always be jealous of Clem and always looking for her approval, even though Louisa is the oldest. Clem is wild. She does not do anything half-hearted. She is an all in kind of girl, this gets her a lot of adventure and a lot of injuries.

The book switches back and forth between time periods and narrators and sometimes it does take some thought to remember what the timeline is and who is narrating. Towards the end, there are some bombshells of cancer and suicide. Though, the suicide in retrospect is not unexpected and if earlier events were looked back at, there is a clear history of instability.

While definitely not a happy book, it is a very interesting book about some whacked out family dynamics.

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Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

My post is coming this week. I really didn't care for this book. I tried to get into it, but it just never caught on. And I did NOT like the ending.

Anonymous said...

This is on my wish list.