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The Family Fang by Kevin    Wilson
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Oct 25, 2011

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bookshelves: contemporary-fiction, read-in-2011
Read from October 25 to November 01, 2011

If I could give half stars I would give this 3 1/2 stars. It is definitely one of the weirdest books I've read in a while, and really funny and disturbing at the same time. For some reason it reminded me of that movie The Royal Tenenbaums - the very quirky dysfunctional family whose children have now grown up and are trying to figure out their lives.

The Family Fang tells the story of two parents who are "performance artists" who spend their whole life causing expertly created chaotic vignettes in random places, and they have raised their children to participate in their all-important art. Now the children are grown and trying to move on with their lives but inevitably keep being drawn back into their parents' craziness. Some of this was so funny, in fact I was going to give it 4 stars but the ending was a major downer for me. However, I'll keep my eye out for this author because I'm interested to see what else he will think up next.

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