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Suuuuper weird, but delightfully so. Quirky and fun! Who wouldn't love hanging out with a couple of children who can sometimes spontaneously burst into flames?
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson is a great read. Wilson crafts a story that is both - a few parts fantasy and several parts reality. He captured my attention and held it with characters and situations that made me want to read more. And when I finished this work of fiction I find myself - grateful for the “ride”.
I found Wilson’s work to reveal so much about his characters, their sense of self, and each of their unique journeys - to be refreshing. I recommend this book.
So, so good. I wanted to be longer so I could spend more time with the great writing and with these characters, but really it's perfect as is.
Makes you want to get to the finish, and a quick read, but didn't seem to be a story worth stretching to novel length. This writer has good reviews for other of his titles, so I'll try one of those. Hopefully this is the low end of his ability - I hope so, because this book, although entertaining, isn't a LOL work as the review blurbs suggest, but more of a 'I started reading this so I'm willing to get to the end' title.
The narrator has a heart large enough to overlook the poverty and betrayals of her own childhood and focus on nurturing two neglected children to health.
A peculiar and haunting novel about a young woman whose wealthy former roommate recruits her to care for her step-children, who periodically burst into flames. Recommend to fans of Katherine Dunn, Elizabeth McCracken, Aimee Bender and Sayaka Murata.
Unexpected and enthralling. Too good to put down.
A bizarre tail with roots in reality. Tells the story of children who spontaneously combust, and their relationship with a troubled woman who is asked to care for them. Has things to say about what is normal, about about class in our society, particularly the South. Liked it a bunch, and read it in a few days, fast for me.
Such an imaginative and original novel! The story is outrageous , funny, and at times heartbreaking. It is a tale about "trying to fit in", which I think every reader can relate to in some way.
One of my favourite books of the year, Nothing to See Here is funny, heart-felt and extremely well written.
I’m not sure I would have read this book if I had first read a synopsis of the plot. Having only read the first few lines of various reviews, I took it up and loved every element of it. I can’t rate this novel highly enough.
I love Kevin Wilson's writing. He has a way of making quirky characters not only relate-able but also unforgettable. This story is about family, finding one and friendship, amongst other themes. I will tell you that once you read it, it comes back to you and you keep thinking about it. He also wrote The Family Fang.
Funny and warm, sarcastic and weird, this is a surprising twist on love and family that I adored.