If you are interested in reading this book, do NOT go to the Amazon write-up because it's at least two closely typed A4 pages long and more or less tells you the whole story.
If you like melancholia, Jewish style, then this IS the book for you! It's absolutely chock full of it! And it's actually very good, but you REALLY have to be able to handle angst. If you can't, RUN AWAAY..
Of course the next best thing to Jewish angst is Hungarian, with Russian a close third, and my dad was Russian, God help me.
This is the book of the film that's just come out, with Jason Bateman. I must say I really like watching him, especially after his marvellous portrayal of Wally in 'The Switch', with Jennifer Aniston. Bateman + Thomas Robinson, who was Sebastian, were absolutely masterful as far as I'm concerned. So I'm looking forward to the movie of 'This is Where I Leave You' with anticipation.
Read the book. It's quite unusual, and you'll learn some Jewish stuff into the bargain.
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Orion; 1 edition (14 June 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1409102696
- ISBN-13: 978-1409102694
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
- Customer Reviews: 2,095 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)