Monday, November 10, 2014
"The One Plus One"
my take: Having loved Me Before You, I was eager to read another Jo Jo Moyes novel. Daughter Anne read one of hers that was historical fiction but I've read way too many WWI and WWII stories of late and wasn't interested in that one ... I spotted this whilst in the UK and after a quick perusal of the back cover, decided it was not historical and grabbed it.
While not great literature, this is a great story. Her characters are a bit like Anne Tyler's (love and adore her) and her descriptions are easy to visualize ... I can almost see the movie version as I'm reading. There's an epic road trip that would make for very funny scenes.
Fun, quick, quirky, feel good ~ would be a great vacation/beach read or a great middle-of-the-winter pick-me-up (to get through February or March).
my source: Watersons book store in St. Andrews, Scotland
my verdict: fun feel good read