An exploration of grief and what it means to loose ones grip on reality wrapped around a hilarious portrait of a vivid and dysfunctional family. I ripped through this unusual, interesting and delightfully off-kilter novel!
It made my cry and laugh. The relationships and dialogue are brilliant. Hilarious - a wild and moving menopausal Alice in Wonderland
Ok Then That's Great is fantastic. From the first page I knew it was "it". The themes!!!! Literally everything I'm interested in contained therein - art, grief, memory, psychoanalysis, the ridiculous details of real life. An actually FUNNY thinking woman, hallelujah!!! I loved Marnie. I loved her innerlife and its relationship to her outerlife. I loved the questions she's dealing with and how she's dealing with them. In an odd way, the book made me think of Charlotte Mendleson here and AS Byatt there, but I'm not sure who I'd compare your precise blend of tragicomedy to because honestly I haven't quite read anyone like Marnie before. I also felt that you handled provocative subjects incredibly well - with the right blend of sensitivity and humanity. The first book about psychoanalysis to be laugh-out-loud funny; a charming, hilarious tangle of art, grief, memory and the mundane details of everyday life. Wise's Marnie will win your heart - whether or not she wants it is another matter entirely.
I love Susannah's writing. Her understanding of human behaviour in all its complexities, humour, and tragedy is second to none. Loved it.
The quirky gem ... Witty and weird with shades of Where'd You Go Bernadette
A brilliant, touching read ... wildly funny
A runaway train of a novel, taking the reader on a grand tragi-comic ride
Absolutely raced through it. Funny, emotional, sad, and so, so honest. It's about love, family, grief, longing, and the crazy turmoil of living with all of them. Highly recommended