Longlisted for 2014's Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Karen Joy Fowler's We are All Completely Beside Ourselves is an exciting book that will leave you breathless.
A novel full of secrets, it tells the story of college girl Rosemary, who has decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. All people know is that she's an only child and her brother and sister disappeared. But now she's decided to reveal all - beginning towards the end and then going back to the beginning. Twice.
Funny, clever, intimate and honest, this is a smart tale of tragic hilarity.
Interesting book to read but I didn't rush out to recommend it to friends. Will it make you question how we treat our family & siblings? Unfortunately I didn't like the characters much, so found it hard to empathise with them. Tricky to review this book without giving away the plot.
Yes the book draws you in slowly but it is worth the read. The narrator's story is gradually revealed as the layers are uncovered in her life. Wonderful twist and makes you question certain things we do in the name of science and what it means to be human. And it is funny!
Very boring for the first 80 pages, then the plot twist comes in and it's almost worth reading in the hope that it improves. Was a chore to read this book.