Who was reading: A pregnant woman who appeared quite flushed, but declined to take a seat when it was offered. She wore a pair of dark glasses.
Dark glasses? Underground?! That’s some real mole-people shit.
Anyway, here's what that Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime guy (Mark Haddon) said: “[It's] a first novel with a sustained, magical and utterly faultless voice. After five pages, I knew she could persuade me to believe anything.”
And boy, does it ever take a wacky turn! I mean, I like dystopian cousin-cest as much as the next person, but c’mon, where were the parents?
Errr… not in a dirty way, of course.
Quickly moving on: It’s actually a lovely book, an excellent teen/adult crossover, and one I’d heartily recommend. In fact, I might even have an extra copy I could give to whoever comes up with the cleverest comment (or, let’s face it, probably the only comment) in response to this post.