We are all completely beside ourselves – a review

9781846689666We are all completely beside ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler

Rosemary’s young, just at college, and she’s decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we’re not going to tell you too much either: you’ll have to find out for yourselves what it is that makes her unhappy family unlike any other. Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone – vanished from her life… There’s something unique about Rosemary’s sister, Fern. So now she’s telling her story; a looping narrative that begins towards the end, and then goes back to the beginning. Twice…

Intriguing, excellent read. Gripping and intelligent. Could not put down. Book started in the middle, father scientist. Children not allowed to play outside so data was not contaminated. Challenges to self values in humans, humans become detached. Thought provoking, great quotes and an enjoyable read.

Read by – Second Tuesday Evening Book Group