A Modern Family by Helga Flatland

A Modern Family is an incredibly well-written book. Even though the characters were all neurotic and Liv was downright unlikable, I found myself caring about them and wanting to pick up my Kindle to read whenever I could to find out what happened to them. The translator did an amazing job. The English flows very well (not the case with some other translated books I’ve read). The end was a bit shocking and left me both wanting more and slightly depressed that it was over. I think that indicates it’s a good book. I recommend it to adults who like literary fiction, particularly those interested in reading books that have been translated and are set in countries other than the US (this one was originally written in Norwegian and is set in Norway).

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2020: 27
Pages Read in 2020: 6453
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