Thursday, November 06, 2014
The Good House
Hildy's drinking escalates and things start spinning out of control; she has blackouts and a car accident. When Frank, who genuinely cares for her, advises her to tone it down she becomes furious with him. There are a number of subplots that unfold throughout the novel but we see them through Hildy's eyes and she is hardly a reliable narrator. It's a speedy read, not deep or complex, and Hildy is an interesting and convincing character, warts and all. I wasn't sure where the book was going and I thought it ended a bit abruptly but it was a good read and I recommend it.