Saturday, December 4, 2010
Light and Fluffy
I read You Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs, thinking that it would be light and fluffy. After all, it has a Santa Claus exposing himself on the front cover - how intense could it be? But instead, this was a pretty depressing and heavy read. Burroughs has had some miserable Christmases, even after moving away from his parents. Running with Scissors was a horrifying recount of Burrough's childhood, but it did have its moments when you couldn't help but laugh. Not so with You Better Not Cry, which was just sad.
Next Up: A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin
Still Listening to: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout