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Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Where'd You Go, Bernadette review È 9 E she never wanted Ms Fox is on the brink of a meltdown And after a school fundraiser goes disastrously awry at her hands she disappears leaving her family to pick up the pieces which is exactly what Bee does weaving together an elaborate web of emails invoic. What we have here is a satirical epistolary novel about a bunch of whiny one percenters in Seattle Ms Semple is sending up Seattle elites which here seem to be typified by Bernadette s husband Elgie a granola eating public transport using bike riding Microsoft employee with a genius I She also sets her sights on the students and parents of a Montessori style preparatory school I don t feel a particular need to explain what happens because it s pretty well traveled stuff Where BERNADETTE sets itself apart is the storytelling style The story here takes the form of a packet of documents that Bernadette s daughter has prepared after Bernadette disappears These include emails between Elgie s assistant and a disgruntled neighbor emails between Bernadette and her Indian assistant Manjula police reports magazine articles etc These documents have a kind of zingy lighthearted ironic uality about them and it makes for an energetic and enjoyable story Narration between the documents is provided in brief snippets by Bernadette s precocious daughter Bee Alas there are many problems and the book never lives up to its promise Semple is trying to have it both ways Bernadette for example is a ruthlessly satirized Type A East Coast transplant We re supposed to find her ridiculous but we re also expected to fall for her Semple wants us to believe she s a genius because she won a MacArthur genius grant even though there s very little else in the way of supporting evidence She wants us to find Bernadette mysterious and admirable But I was never really drawn in by Bernadette s positive ualities or able to find them at all This wouldn t have been a problem for me if it wasn t so clear that I was supposed to like her Also the title and jacket copy of this book seem to promise that it s about the mysterious disappearance of and search for Bernadette The problem is that Bernadette never really disappears She leaves briefly but her reasons for leaving are pretty clear and it s not hard to guess where she went the setting of Antarctica promised by the icy mountains on the cover and tons and tons of buildup throughout might provide a clue But the book suffers the most when the narration switches to Bee full time after the disappearance This switch is somewhat painstakingly explained but it felt lazy to me There had to be a way to keep the form that had been so successful for the first two thirds of the book for the final act It felt like Semple was trying to write a book that was zany uniue and inventive but also perfectly conventional with all the benefits of both storytelling styles In my mind this book depended on the inventiveness of its epistolary style and abandoning it was disaster All in all worth reading This is the kind of book that very well could have left me shaking my head and wondering how the author pulled it off if only she had pulled it off Ah well I received this in ARC form from the Nervous Breakdown book club and I hope they dress it up a bit for the hardcover I think it would be better if the documents appeared in different forms and fonts if Elgie s handwritten letter appeared handwritten etc I can t close this review without saying that this book s cover is unfortunate While I did have issues here this book represents a serious effort and it deserved a serious cover It will be interesting to see what Maria Semple does next

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette review È 9 Bernadette Fox has vanishedWhen her daughter Bee claims a family trip to Antarctica as a reward for perfect grades Bernadette a fiercely intelligent shut in throws herself into preparations for the trip But worn down by years of trying to live the Seattle lif. Just found this book in my luggage recently I read it while traveling a while back and never got around to recording it here This happens a lotI m hesitant to assign a star rating here hesitant than usual Not only did I read this months ago but the genre isn t one that I spend a lot of time readingBut where do I rank it I know it didn t anger or disappoint me in any way I d remember that but neither did I feel the need to rush on here and review it or force it on any of my friends I know a book is genuinely good if I feel the need to share it I did enjoy it and that s saying something given that it s outside my regular reading habits and I don t think I m the target audience for the book It s solidly written clever and witty in turns slightly absurdist in its humor and comes to good resolutionSo four stars Sure Whatever Let s call it four Whatever that meansIf you re the sort of person who only reads fantasy as I know some of my readers are be aware this doesn t have any of that in there Also female main character here So if you re one of those dudes who is terrified of catching cooties from a book look out There s feelings and shit in this book and a girl looking for her mother Personally I liked it If the thought of that makes your nuts retreat protectively up into your body you might want to think of this as less than four stars And possibly consider getting some therapy to work out your unresolved issues If you re someone who enjoys personal narratives YA stuff Or what s typically considered Chick Lit Though I hate that term odds are you ll like this than four stars worth Parenthetically yours pat

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette review È 9 Es and school memos that reveals a secret past Bernadette has been hiding for decades Where'd You Go Bernadette is an ingenious and unabashedly entertaining novel about a family coming to terms with who they are and the power of a daughter's love for her moth. Pearl Ruled2017 UPDATE If you can even imagine such a thing Richard Linklater is filming this craptastic insult to the word chick litin PITTSBURGH No no one ll notice it s not Seattle It will be in theaters Mother s Day 2018 which is yet another belt in the chops to women everywhereReal Rating 16 of five p97The Publisher Says 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 MomThen 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 problematicTo 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 My Review I do not care where this stupid whining woman went I want her to stay there and remain anonymousAwful Negative Condescending to agoraphobics It s as noxious as Gone Girl and cloaked in humor instead of viciousness it still makes me mad Jonathan Franzen liked it so did Garth Stein and Kate Atkinson Note to self When writers whose work you dislike intensely blurb a book ignore the hype and avoid it

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