Almost Moon

After reading Choke I was a bit dismayed to be reading a second book touching on dementia and elderly mums. This book is almost as unsettling as The Lovely Bones. The novel covers 24 hours, watching a middle aged mother go to pieces after she kills her mother.

It took me a moment to remember her current boyfriend’s name, but as I reached up to touch the branch of the dogwood tree, I remembered its fill-in-the-blank quality. Joe or Bob or Tim. A one-syllable, easily replaceable name, like Jake.

Jenna will lend me Alice Sebold’s biography, which sounds to be the most most unsettling of all her books!


“The Almost Moon” (Alice Sebold)

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    “Joe or Bob or Tim. A one-syllable, easily replaceable
    name, like Jake.” How much is realistic?