Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Book Review: Niagra Falls All Over Again by Elizabeth McCracken


Read for book club (6/2011). From the point of view of "the straight man" (not referring to sexuality) Mose Sharp (follows the pair of Carter Sharp) from small stages to Hollywood films and television. The novel shows how both men approach relationships and fame differently. This book lead to a lot of fun discussion of other duos like this in real life and it was interesting as a younger member of the book group to hear from people who remembered the Vaudeville days first hand and could relate to the changes in culture that are traced throughout the book via this pair of men. The book was well-written with fully realized characters that gave you the flavor of each era they lived through, showing both their positive attributes and their flaws.

And so it goes...
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