A novel that I randomly picked up at the library turned out to be a surprisingly entertaining read. Not a novel that requires much thinking, but entertaining nonetheless.
This is a story about a father who is afraid to leave his security blanket-esque house, his son who has a penchant for the 70's and whose mantra is "uncool is the new cool", their disfigured cat with a sexually ambiguous name, and the various people who enter their lives.
Tish Cohen has a knack for creating amusing descriptions. I couldn't help but smile while reading and for me, a book that can do that is a rare find.
Very nice story. Amusing and touching. Suffering from a difficult and unloving childhood, with an unfulfilled need to know his rock star father loved him, Jack, who now has a teenage son of his own, has become agoraphobic and increasingly hides from the world outside, while trying to maintain a healthy relationship with his son. Events begin to spin out of his control, as the only home he has ever known is being forcibly sold out from under him. He is an entertaining character, all the characters are pretty quirky. It's a fairly short read with quite a few laughs along the way. It wraps up nicely and leaves your spirits lifted.
I really enjoyed this book! At first I found myself having a hard time getting into it. By the third chapter (they are very short chapters) I was absolutely hooked. I laughed aloud several times while reading this - the descriptions are very well written. I found myself rooting for these characters and caring deeply.
I was not surprised to read the author notes at the end of the book and find that there is already a movie in the works.