Saturday, May 26, 2007

The African Safari Papers by Robert Sedlack

The African Safari Papers by Robert Sedlack is a novel that describes a dysfunctional families trip to Africa. The more I write the more angry I get so I'll just say that this has pretensions of literature and uses every single shortcut to try to get their including addiction/abuse/mental illness instead of actual characterization. There is a preoccupation with sex including actual incest. Apparently this was shortlisted for the Commonwealth writing prize. If this is the best of the field I'm terrified.

Very unrecommended!

Is available through Abebooks.


jgodsey said...

sounds great!

jmnlman said...

To each their own.