The opening line is,
THERE IS NO END to madness, Jack thinks, once it takes hold.
Jack continues to be just as miserable all the way through the book. It provoked a very lively discussion, quite the opposite of the book itself, but it left me sorely in need of reading something joyful, not least because our recent book group choices have dealt with dementia, madness and death!
I AM NOT RECOMMENDING IT for Diane's Tuesday Intros!
Instead I'm offering a fictional book club that's set in California's Sacramento Valley.
It's described in The Times newspaper as, 'stylish, homely and deeply comforting.'
Ah, that's more like it!
I enjoyed this book, it's full of warmth and gentle humour, qualities that seem increasingly hard to find in recent novels. Suggestions for any similar books gratefully received!