Monday, January 28, 2013

The Good House (Ann Leary)

Hmmm.. I couldn't wait to read this and when I finally got my hands on it the first chapter was so-so for me. I thought it was going to be about another uppity rich woman who complains and throws out brand names like rice on a wedding day but Hildy grew on me. I also thought I would get tired of the mentioning of being a drinker and alcoholic and all the denial but it was balanced within the juicy tale that Mrs. Leary tells. It was funny and paced quite quick. I enjoyed the characters and even the horse show part even though i'm not into horses. Then on top of it all I find out she's the Leary of the Denis Leary-variety- she's his wife! I love Denis leary and wondered what it was about that family and alcohol since his character on Rescue me is a thriving (somewhat) alcoholic and she's written a book based on a witty alcoholic. I also liked that it was based in New England being a CT girl myself. I look forward to more from this writer.

1 comment:

  1. I read this book in two good stretches reluctantly separated by sleep. The voice of Hildy Good is real and captivating, with stories that are like the ocean - beautiful on the surface but deep enough to swallow you whole, leaving nothing behind, not even a note. Leary's writing is subtle, masterful, elegant. This is the kind of book that reminds me why I became a reader in the first place.

    Irene (AR Accessories)