My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
This book is the literary version of a Woody Allen movie.
The people: a porn addicted MILF, a partying college freshman and his roommate, a transgender community college instructor, a tattooed senior center worker, an adult skateboarder, a cheerleader, an ex husband, an autistic boy, a girl in a wheelchair, a gifted Indian college student, and a feminist. This is the colorful cast of characters in Mrs. Fletcher, the latest novel by Tom Perrotta.
The places and things: Sex videos, pizza, parties, college dorms, profanity and crude language, erotic thoughts, beer, shots, weed, porn, sexting, lust, Bikram yoga, Crossfit, overflowing toilets, social media, vomiting, a Gender & Society community college class, duct-tape and a Port-A-Potty.
You have to read this book to figure out how this all fits together. This book tackles many contemporary issues and taboo topics, but the major theme that covers it all is identity. All characters are struggling with their identity and trying to find their place in the world and the society that they live in. Continue reading “Book Review: Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta”