The Believers - Zoe Heller


Another, very different, take on the immigrant experience. Why did I enjoy this more than "Hearts & Minds"? There was humour, for one, and a more concentrated scope, which kept the drift towards "issues" mostly in check. I liked the characters more, too, because they were less likable, grittier, more frustrating. Despite its title, it wasn't particularly believable, but that wasn't really its intention, I suspect.

1 comment:

  1. I'm having increasing difficulty with any book that doesn't contain at least a smidgen of humour (all French books). Is it the Englander in me? Glad to see you're finding The Summer Book wise x