Monday, September 19, 2011
Everything You Know by Zoë Heller
I love the way Zoë Heller writes her characters. Her first person narratives really dig into the character's psyche and showcases all the warts, immoral thoughts and true dichotomy that lives within all us.
This novel follows a couple weeks in the life of Willy Muller. A British man acquitted of killing his wife years ago, living in LA who just received noticed that his daughter committed suicide. We watch Willy recover from a heart attack, cheat on his girlfriend, attempt to reconcile with his family, and have general contempt for the world. I know this might sound as a downer, but don't be mislead it was a good read. This is actually a very humorous book!
It's interesting to know this was the author's debut novel and of course she followed up with one of my favorites, Notes on a Scandal.