By: Maria Semple
Rated 1 Star
Kindle BookIn spite of all the good reviews his book got on amazon I found it boring in the extreme. I finally gave up on it. Generally I like books that are over-the-top" but this book was over-the-top in that all the characters came across to me as extremely shallow. The kind of people with way too much income and who think that all of life comes down to just being able to write a check which will entitle you to having your smallest desire granted regardless of how it will effect anyone else.
I guess the whole book is just not my kind of thing.I didn't like any of those people.
Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.
Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle--and people in general--has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.
To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.