Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Yips by Nicola Barker
Some of the other characters propelling this energetic novel include Stuart, a professional golfer whose game has fallen apart; Jen, a waitress with an outrageous sense of humour; Gene, a male breast cancer survivor holding down three part-time jobs; and Gene's wife Sheila, a pastor who may be ready for a change in occupation. It's a mischievous, witty and intelligent look at sex, romance and love in all its guises in modern society. Highly recommended!
Readalikes: The Red House (Mark Haddon) and anything by Martin Amis or Ali Smith.