Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Big Brother" by Lionel Shriver

Big Brother by Lionel Shriver is a novel about a sister and her brother. When her brother comes to visit, she does not recognize him because he gained so much weight. When his visit becomes too long, she suddenly has to choose between helping her brother or staying with her family and letting her brother go on his own. What does she do? Does her brother lose weight? It doesn’t get much better than this. I read this because it was People Magazine’s pick for book of the week. Loved it!
(Gerard’s review, 5++ stars)

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!


  1. A book about a guy who is overweight.... just doesn't scream "Bestseller" to me.

  2. Yay for the 5 stars. I was hoping to start this one a few weeks ago,, but it didn't happen yet. Sounds like one I'd enjoy as well.

  3. excellentpost I'm a huge Big Brother fan from Norway

  4. I would give Shriver one more try. There was a previous novel of hers that I tried and it didn't work for me, but I gave her another try with Kevin and was hooked after that. I tend to give an author 2 tries and then bam, I'm done.


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