This book is alternately funny, disturbing, uplifting, and depressing. I spent a lot of the book wondering what I was supposed to think about it.
The plot focuses mostly on Todd and Sarah, married (not to each other) stay-at-home parents in suburbia. They begin an affair after meeting one day at their neighborhood playground. Tom Perrotta has a gift for bringing secondary characters to life, so we also become well-acquainted with Todd and Sarah's spouses, neighborhood friends and enemies, and the child molester who has recently moved to town.
This book was made into an excellent movie in 2006, an adaptation quite faithful to the book.
Very readable and funny--typical Perrotta.
I enjoyed this...sometimes funny, sometimes sad, entertaining book about suburbia.
This book was o.k. IT is About 2 people that are unhappy in their marriage. Who isn't at one time or an other? I would not highly recommend it. It was a book to read. In a few weeks I will probably forget all about it.
Excellent novel! This book was recently selected for my book club and everyone in the group absolutely loved it. Being a person in my early 30's, I related to the issues that many of the characters were dealing with and found myself looking inward and getting analytical. This book tells a great story, gets you to think, enlightens, and entertains. 5 stars!