Monday, April 13, 2015

2015 Book #24 - This is Where I Leave You

My wife recommended this. She actually had me watch the movie, and I enjoyed it, so I started reading This Is Where I Leave You on a trip.

It's an interesting story. The book is a bit cruder and more NSFW than the movie. I kept picturing Jason Bateman and Tina Fey (And others) as I was reading. A father dies. His family (3 sons and a daughter and widow) must sit shiva for 7 days in their house. The kids are grown up, with various issues, and they come home. The book really follows the middle kid, Judd, as he struggles to maintain his marriage and his return to the town he grew up in.

It's funny. It's silly. It's a bit crude. It's entertaining and thoughtful. There are moral dilemmas, and there are situations that probably wouldn't occur, but it's good.

Read the book, then see the movie. I wish I had.

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