Thursday, November 17, 2005
Odd Can Be A Good Thing
Wickett's Remedy, by Myla Goldberg, is an odd book, but mostly it is a good book. It took me quite awhile to get into it, but eventually, I got rather swept up in it. Lydia was an interesting character. However, having finally been taken into the plot, the ending felt very abrupt. In fact, it didn't seem like much of an ending. The book felt unfinished.
One of the things that makes Wickett's Remedy an odd book is that there are notes in the margins, like you expect to find in a text book. At first I was frustrated by them, but as a read further, I began to understand their importance and appreciate the humor they provided. I even got used to having to stop reading the main story and look over to them for a moment.