|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Lunch » Tags » Books » Reviews » Model Home: A Novel

Model Home: A Novel

1 rating: 4.0
A book

Warren Ziller moved his family to California in search of a charmed life, and to all appearances, he found it: a gated community not far from the beach, amid the affluent splendor of Southern California in the 1980s. But his American dream has been rudely … see full wiki

Tags: Books
Publisher: Scribner
1 review about Model Home: A Novel

Depressing though well-crafted novel

  • Jun 21, 2010
Rating:
+4
I thought this story of the American Dream gone horribly awry would have a wry humor, but instead it was just overwhelmingly depressing. Everything bad that could happen to this family did, and there was little joy to redeem the story. The book was well-written and the characters rang true, but reading it became a bit of an ordeal as the depressing events just piled up on one another. I would recommend this book for the vibrant literate writing, but definitely don't pick it up if you're in the mood for a light beach read because this novel is gloomy enough to depress any beach vacation. 3.5 stars.

What did you think of this review?

Helpful
0
Thought-Provoking
0
Fun to Read
0
Well-Organized
0
Post a Comment
What's your opinion on Model Home: A Novel?
rate
1 rating: +4.0
You have exceeded the maximum length.
Photos
Model Home: A Novel
Related Topics
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Mini-series of young adult novels by Ann Brashares

Twilight

The first book in the "Twilight Saga" by Stephenie Meyer.

Sleeping Arrangements

A memoir of a girl growing up in New York

Judgement Ridge

The story of the murder of two well-loved Harvard professors

First to Review
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists