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Model Home by Eric Puchner
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Apr 20, 10

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Read from April 15 to 18, 2010

Do you remember the movie Million Dollar Baby? It started out as a pretty kick ass movie about a female boxer and then all of a sudden became a pretty depressing film about right-to-die-politics? Well, Model Home kind of does the same thing.

It starts out as a slightly uncomfortable, but laugh-out-loud hilarious look at a quirky family in a financial crisis. Then, it becomes a harrowingly depressing look at how a family deals with a tragedy. And by "tragedy", I do mean tragedy. And by "deals with" I mean falls completely apart.

I love Puchner's writing (I was a big fan of his previous book of short storeis), but I felt tricked when this was over. If I had been more in the mood for something this depressing, I might have rated it better. If I had known it was as depressing as it is, I might not have read it all.
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Reading Progress

04/15/2010 page 18
5.0% "Lyle makes me laugh out loud : )"
04/16/2010 page 146
40.56% "The laughs get further apart as this book proceeds."

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