You Go Bernadette
is a remarkable and original book. The format may require you
to really give it a few pages to get the swing. But, once you
do, your prize is an unfolding story with twists and giggles upon
your route to its end.
goes…Bernadette is one of
those eccentric sorts that makes a milquetoast, albeit hip, area,
and take notice. As human nature is as it is, they prefer to go
towards her light in a cynical judgmental way. The key here being
mental. They regard Bernadette as a woman with deep issues that
border upon the certifiable sort.
daughter is above all the flotsam, but worries. Each character
we meet, through emails, letters to and fro and correspondences,
has an opinion.
are swooshed back and forth upon “sides” – for
there are clearly high emotions running against and in the corner
title has you aware that at some point she is outta there. But,
thankfully, the avenue is never clear how Semple will create the
disappearance, and then work us around to the what happened.
writing and hilarious characters (many down right duplicitous)
will keep you turning pages, now very much a part of these strangers’
lives. “One of the years’ best books” taunts
the cover. Fear not, in this instance, it isn’t hyper –Oprah
said it was good so we all fall in line…Just give it a chance.
Stay with it, and reap the journey’s reward.