I love this book. I found it in my favorite local bookstore back home: the Book Loft in Solvang, California. (Best bookstore ever, btw.) In any case, something about The Family Fang made it impossible for me to put the book down once I’d picked it up off the shelf. Perhaps it was the quirky cover, or perhaps it was simply that feeling you get when you read the back of a book, start in on the first paragraph, and know that it’s going to be a great read. That’s what happened with this one.
If I had to describe The Family Fang in a handful of words, they would be: eccentric, unexpected, hilarious, heartwarming, and quirky. Yes, I’m aware that eccentric and quirky and nearly synonymous — it’s just that odd.
GOOD FOR: people who like family dynamics, fans of the random and bizarre, artists and intellectuals.
BAD FOR: supporters of the happily-ever-after ending, people who dislike art, and those uninterested in the darkly comedic aspects of families.