Nothing to See Here
Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ ...more
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"How did people protect themselves? How did anyone keep this world from ruining them?"
Lillian has always accepted that she won’t accomplish much in life. For a brief moment in her teenage years, however, she attended a private high school and befriended Madison, a beautiful but quirky rich girl, and Lillian started to ...more
and it came with a squishy flame-shaped stress thingie.
i feel seen.
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The fire children do not make an appearance until 26% (on a Kindle). The first 1-7% is the foundation of Lillian and Madison's relationship. This includes how the met, their school-girl-days, and their current sta ...more
Originally I came across this book when I was reading the excerpts in the Buzz Books 2019 Fall / Winter collection of the best stories to look out for in the coming months. It sounded promising, but it took me a while to request this since this is an author I wasn’t familiar with. I’m glad that I did, even more so when I saw the author’s Dedication – ”For Ann Patchett and Julie Barer” having recently spent time in another world courtesy of Ann Patchett.
I was pulled into this novel from the first pages and got up for air only to he ...more
-This book was interesting and sweet but kind of forgettable
-I love that the main character is so sarcastic and awkward, ...more
by Sarah Dickinson
I usually like my fiction firmly rooted in reality, so I was nervous about a book featuring children who catch fire when distressed. However, I’m a mother, so I appreciate this metaphor. What parent hasn’t witnessed an epic tantrum where your child starts to resemble the girl from The Exorcist?
Years ago, Lillian, a scholarship kid, and Madison, an heiress, became friends at their Tennessee boarding school. Fast forward to the present day, we find ...more
I have had a run of insomnia lately, so I mostly read this book in the middle of ...more
“I had the children. They caught on fire. I had to keep them from catching on fire.”
As soon as I read Kevin Wilson's dedication (“for Ann Patchett”) I had a feeling that I was in for a treat (and I was right).
There was something about Wilson's surrealism that reminded me a bit of Charlie Kaufman's films (in Synecdoche, New York a character moves into a house that is permanently on fire). Comparisons to Wes Anderson would also not be amiss (dysfunctional families + parental abandonme(“for/>“I ...more
Fantastic. What else is out there by Kevin Wilson???? I want more of this!
I really enjoyed The Family Fang this year, so when I heard that Kevin Wilson had a new release coming out I made sure to put my name on the library hold list well before pub day to guarantee I’d be at the top of the heap. Now that I’ve finished I have this to say . . . . .
Lillian has a history of bailing Madison out of a jam, so she’s exactly the person who gets called when Madison’s twin stepchildren are in need of a “governess.” Not only do these two kids have to deal ...more
Did Madison choose Lillian to be her friend because it was convenient for her?
Or did Madison choose Lillian to be her friend because she needed a true friend?
The reason wasn’t clear, but in my opinion what Madison did to Lillian was unforgivable even though they did remain friends.
After many years of still staying in touch, Madison offers Lillian a job as the ...more
This is not the best book in the world that you will ever read, but it is filled with humor and it will give you all the warm feelings for those two kids. And Lillian.
Do not expect something that will blow your mind, but this book will keep you company for a day or two :)
It's hard to believe this is my first novel I've read from Kevin Wilson. Wow. He's a fantastic storyteller! Now I want to go back and read everything he was written prior to "Nothing to See Here".
I love quirky novels. And this one is definitely quirky and then some! There's magical realism as well. The novel opens in the mid '90s in Franklin, Tennessee. 28 year-old, semi-slacker, Lillian ...more
....the fire children’s mother died.
*Fire* children - you ask?
read by the ‘outstanding’ Marin Ireland.
Marin Ireland, made this book come ‘alive’!!!!
The ranges in her voice sounded completely different for each character.
She was fantastic with the children’s voices.
The children, ( twins Bessie & Rolan), & Lillian ( unique governess), stol ...more
It had so much heart. It took these perpetually flawed characters (I’m looking at you Madison) and somehow made them tender and sharp at the same time.
I just really dug it.
They lose touch after that.
Lillian seems to just drift through her life, working at a grocery store, still living at home and smoking too much pot.
Meanwhile Madison is living her charmed life, married to a distinguished senator, mother to young son Timothy.
Madison contacts Lillian, o ...more
I liked the characters in this book, and the setting was great. I really enjoyed the parts at boarding school, and the parts at Madison's mansion were good as well.
I wish this book would have been a little darker, but that's just my horror bias. It was a heartwarming story with a good dark vibe; I just wanted ...more
Nothing to See Here reminds me of that appetizer, except weirder. It's an oddly scrumptious little/>Nothing ...more
I really enjoyed my first Kevin Wilson book. NOTHING TO SEE HERE is currently a @bookofthemonth selection for October (recommended by @sarahsbookshelves) and a favorite author of my gal pal @readwithjamie.
“Kevin Wilson’s best book yet—a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with remarkable and disturbing abilities.”< ...more
This was so much fun! I liked the weirdness, I loved the characters -especially Lillian and the children Bessie and Roland- and the relationship between them, and the plot and writing is excellent.
Thanks very much Harper Collins and Edelweiss for the ARC. I really enjoyed myself!
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