The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was so hard to rate. It's really more like a four, but loses points because it has the F-bomb a few times. Which breaks my heart because now I can't go and tell EVERYONE I know that they MUST read this book. The F-word is a big deal to me. But that's all I'll say about that.
Aside from the above complaint, this book is BEAUTIFUL! Bender is just an artist. Everything about this story was carefully crafted, and she makes it seem so effortless. It is thought provoking, but still easy to read. It focuses on some paranormal or super natural elements, but the story is really about relationships and how we relate to the ones we know far too well.
I'm not sure I can start another book right away. This is going to haunt me for some time before I can truly put it aside and move on to something else.
So if you don't mind the occasional profane expression, pick it up. Today.
If you are very sensitive to profanity, like I am, I sadly steer you clear of this otherwise delightful read.
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