I have been DYING to read Where’d You Go, Bernadette for ages it seems. So I made it a point to add it to the Book Club Agenda, that way I HAD to read it. I was not disappointed! This was such a fun read, not as funny as I was expecting it to be…well…correction, it was funny and witty in a way that I was not expecting. I’m used to the likes of Meg Cabot and Janet Evanovich, and Maria Semple is a whole new ball game. She was witty and outrageous in an entirely different way and ILOVEDIT. I think that’s part of the charm of the book. Oh, you have an annoying neighbor that keeps poking around your blackberry bushes? SOLUTION: Put up a billboard sized “No Trespassing” sign. You’ve got a character at an internet cafe in South America? Why not make her frazzled because she’s running out of change and B&P are swapped on the keyboard. GENIUS.
This book is lighthearted, funny, outrageous, and a complete delight. I had very little complaints about it (other than wanting more of Bee and the ending could’ve been longer [because I couldn’t get enough]). I loved this one and I can see myself reading it again in the future. I loved the Microsoft talk, the Architectural talk, the boarding school talk, the Antarctica trip planning talk….I think I loved all the talk.
Anyone else read this? Similar thoughts? Or other opinions? Let’s chat!