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Wat is er mis met Amerika

3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Emma Delany O'Hallahan vermaakt op 12 oktober jaar levenservaringen in de vorm van een dagboek aan de wereld. Ze heeft haar racistische man, 'meneer Muggezifter', die nooit iets tegen haar zei dat niet negatief of kritisch klonk, om het leven gebracht om zelf aan leven toe te komen. Haar dagen brengt ze door met junkfood, Kit Kat, soapseries en cognac in bad. In haar dagbo ...more
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published 1996 by De Geus (first published September 1st 1994)
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Als Vidal, Pynchon en Vonnegut samen een roman zouden schrijven, en het vervolgens een beetje zouden stroomlijnen, zodat het ook hapklaar is voor de lezer die niet al te veel tijd en energie wil investeren in een ondoordringbare postmoderne warboel, dan zou het resultaat op What’s Wrong With America (1994) kunnen lijken. Het boek is tegelijkertijd een komedie en een familiedrama, vol zwarte humor en verwijzingen naar popcultuur, maar anderzijds mikt het ook op een grote boodschap, wil het iets w ...more
Steve Scott
I read this years and years ago, and can't really remember a great deal - which means, sadly, that it was probably bubblegum...BUT it sounds great...maybe I'll read it again and get back to you.
Aug 02, 2007 Kevin rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes to read!
I don't know if anyone will be able to find this book, it's pretty much out of print as far as I know. This was the second book I read by Bradfield and it is hilarious. A collection of diary entries by the ultimate version of the "untrustworthy narrator" detailing her murderous killing spree. Bradfield tried to recreate this diary-stly untrustworthy narrator again in "Good Girl Wants it Bad" to less success, but "What's Wrong with America" is pitch-perfect and a must-read.
This is a nutty little novel (yes, NOVEL, as in FICTION) that is quirky and delightfully dark. Written in a journal style, this is the tale of Emma O'Hallahan's life after shooting her nutcase husband and burying him in the backyard. The book jacket quotes some publication called The Face, which describes this book as "Kurt Vonnegut meets Catch 22 meets a hallucinogenic Golden Girls."

And that's about right.
Ever wondered what it might be like to be stuck in a boring, stifiling, suppressing marriage but never realise it? Ever wanted to just explode?
Ive read many Scott Bradfield novels and this is dark as you would expect, but very funny. Not wanting to give too much away - this novel includes lots of angst, some criminal activity and some slap in the face reality. HT Leroy fans, come see, come read.
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