Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Book Review, August: Osage County

August, Osage County by Tracy Letts, was one, depressing story! It's about a dysfunctional family living in northeastern Oklahoma. One New York Times critic said,

"A tremendous achievement in American playwriting: a tragicomic populist portrait of a tough land and a tougher people."

The story also won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and I've heard many accolades about the Broadway play. It was chosen by a book club I knew, so I decided to pick it up, and see what all the hoopla was about. And I was going to put the book down several times, but just had to go on reading. Maybe because I live in Oklahoma, I felt an obligation to finish it. Maybe because I just have a hard time putting books down once I start!

I thought it was a little slow in the beginning, but once the family got together in the house, watch out!

1 comment:

about denise said...

Thanks for the suggestion. Maybe I'll pick up a copy once the busy season is over. You're from Oklahoma? Cool! We are former Sooners in this house, '93-'96. I miss Norman, OK. :)

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