Book Reviews of Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather

Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather
Winner of the National Book Award A Novel of Fame Honor and Really Bad Weather
Author: Jincy Willett
ISBN-13: 9780312311810
ISBN-10: 0312311818
Publication Date: 10/1/2003
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.
 11

2.7 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

9 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather on + 10 more book reviews
I loved Jincy's other book Jenny and the Jaws of life but thought this one was just okay.
reviewed Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather on + 404 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book. I liked Dorca's cynical observations and wit, especially about her neighbors and the library patrons. I also liked how she grew to appreciate her twin sister Abigail.
reviewed Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather on + 70 more book reviews
good, fast read. A bit confusioning and no real conclusion.
reviewed Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather on + 45 more book reviews
An entertaining read. I enjoyed it.
reviewed Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather on + 4 more book reviews
Pretty funny book about life in New England with some crusty old sisters.
reviewed Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather on + 43 more book reviews
A very funny (though dark) novel. I'm looking forward to Willett's next one!
reviewed Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather on + 42 more book reviews
I just reread this book again. A good book that explores family relationships focusing on two sisters. It's fun and witty and keeps you interested until the end, even though you know what's going to happen.
reviewed Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather on + 120 more book reviews
One of the funniest books I've read in quite a while! A book about sisterhood without the pretentions or the sappy emotions. The main character is blunt, honest and rational; she makes hilarious commentary about her sister's illicit behaviour and affairs, even though she still does what she can to help. This book also has one of the best "casts" of supporting characters. A very funny, intelligent book.
reviewed Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather on + 51 more book reviews
Great satire. A fun read. Author uses language beautifully.