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All About Lulu by Jonathan Evison
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May 28, 11

bookshelves: contemporary-literature

I enjoyed this, mostly, and I think Jonathan Evison shows great promise, but my problem is that I just didn't really care about Lulu, and she is what this novel alleges to be "all about." She's exactly the type of beautiful-haunted-damaged woman that makes me want to throw a book across a room. There is, naturally, a Big Secret involved here which supposedly is the cause of Lulu's dramatic angst, but, given the nature of the Big Secret, one has to wonder why no one thought to give a heads-up to our narrator Will. It would've saved everyone so much time and grief. I just couldn't buy it, nor could I really understand Will and Troy's obsession with Lulu; I personally don't like self-involved trauma queens and would've quit her a long time ago. Lulu aside, the story is well-written, funny, and interesting, if sometimes meandering and uneven. I'll look forward to Evison's next offering.
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