April 13, 2016
"Everyone's always on the hunt for a mirror. It's basic psychology. You want to see yourself reflected in others." ~ pg. 181
The Nest is about four adult siblings and the fate of their eventual inheritance. Sure every family has their problems but the Plumb family is downright dysfunctional. Melody, Beatrice and Jack confront their reckless older brother Leo. Only months away from receiving the funds, they discover "the nest" was used to support Leo in rehab.
They all counted on "the nest" to solve self-inflicted financial issues. Melody has a high mortgage and two looming college tuitions. Beatrice has to finish an overdue novel. Jack secretly borrowed against his beach cottage. And Leo lost everything, including his wife and home, when he checked into rehab. Will money break this family apart?
"Read these pages and tell me they're good and let me have them and bear my fucking joy." ~ pg. 151
Ummm no. Have you ever finished reading a book and wondered what all the hype was? Why it was featured in magazines? Why more than a couple of Goodreads friends added to their Want to Read shelf? Am I reading the same novel as everyone else?! I really wanted to like The Nest. Unfortunately it was blah. I struggled through only to see if it got better and less predictable. It didn't.
Title: The Nest
Author: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Published: March 2016