It reads like poetry and explores the " messed up " mind of Laney, a suburban housewife and the narrator.
he setting and tone of he nove has an intense air of depression that drags the reader into the depth 's of Laney 's hopelessness.Laney has everything a woman her age could want: a loving usband, two beautiful and intelligent children, good looks, and financial security ( to name a few).
As a ovel progresses, the reader is drawn into Laney 's mind as well as the mysteries of her past which play into her ears and influences a lot of her destructive actions.Countering her destruction is Bruce, the ever " helpful " husband.
Laney 's original desires have changed as she 's grown older, and her family wil not change with her.The hardest aspect of he ook, other than the utter hopelessness and depression, is he family life.
While reading, I sometimes felt like I ha in a drunken stupor trying to connect the pieces to this puzzle.The book deals with others trying to understand Laney 's puzzling life, such as issues of psychology as well as rehabilitation.
hat is life.Overall, I recommend reading his book nly if you are interested in the human imagination, psychology, or are in the mood for a epressing and hopeless story.