Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Chalcot Crescent by Fay Weldon

Meet Frances, one-time national treasure, former famous writer... and Fay Weldon's might-have-been younger sister. It's 2013. Fay has long since emigrated (wouldn't you, if your imaginary sister stole your future?), and eighty-year-old Frances, her glory days gone, is savouring a slice of National Meat Loaf in her once-magnificent house. Communism's dead, capitalism's fallen, and now government bailiffs are banging on her door... How did it come to this? When did CiviCams and powdered egg replace gossipy dinners and chocolate mousse? As Frances tries to make sense of her story, fact and fiction begin to implode. What secrets are her family hiding? Is her skunk-smoking grandson plotting revolution upstairs? And just what makes National Meat Loaf so tasty? From Amazon. 

I have read a few other book by Fay Weldon and my favourite is The Life and Loves of a She Devil.
This book was very slow and I think I was 2/3 through the book before I started finding it interesting. I liked the last third of the book which is why I gave it 3 Polar Bears. The whole story is about a very dysfunctional family in the near future, narrated by 80 year old Frances.

This book qualifies for: 
100 books in a year Reading Challenge 2012, 
2012 Ebook Challenge,
Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge,
A-Z  Book Challenge 2012,
2012 Where are you reading Challenge

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