10.22.2007

Book Review: There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell



There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell by Laurie Notaro

Many of us at the library, and thus many of our patrons, adore Notaro's short story collections. This is her first fiction novel, though it once again seems to vaguely mirror her real life, with hilarious results.

Maye Roberts and her husband just moved to a new town from their hometown of Phoenix, and Maye (a freelance writer) seems to have trouble finding a friend. This novel chronicles her journeys to join (and quit) different groups, to find someone to hang out with, and to, ultimately, enter a beauty pageant to win friends and influence people. ;-)

Notaro's wit is on full display here, with laugh out loud moments, but much like her collections, I find I have to read her in short doses, or the funny goes away. Still, this is a fun first novel - as long as you don't take it seriously. ;-)

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