Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney (2017)

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk drifts like the walk main character Lillian Boxfish herself takes on New Year's Eve, 1984. The non-linear plot turns various corners, strolling back in time, then forward again. Another way to look at this plot is that it is Lillian musing to herself about the past and the present, and bit about the impending future (she's 85 years old, and it's the future that is in store for us all). Lillian is an interesting character, based on a real woman who took the advertising world by storm in the 1930s. This is not really historical fiction; it's almost fictional memoir, if that is really a thing. I mostly enjoyed the book, although I felt like it occasionally lurched rather than meandered. 



(had a strange, bitter end).

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