|Published 4September 2012 Unbridled Books|
My 3 *** Review
Set in nineties New York when the craziness of the streets is mirrored in the craziness of life in this vibrant city. Sybil Weatherfield is an office temp by day but ,by night she becomes a journalist writing for New York Shock - her column "Abcess" makes her something of a minor celebrity.
But life is transient and Sybil seems to float in a blur of temporary status until she hooks up with Rob - he's the lead singer in a rock band called Glass Half Empty, who is quietly mourning but covering his loss in late nights and trivialities. What then follows is a story about love, loss and the search for the meaning of life
Sharp and witty in places, the author has a nice way with words, she describes New York as someone who knows the city well. I would think that if you experienced this time in the nineties, you would associate more with the characters, but as a social observation this story is carried me along until its satisfactory conclusion.
My thanks to NetGalley and Unbridled Books for the opportunity to read something so far out of my comfort zone.
Jaffa says ...."Nice cat on the cover!"