Saturday, January 17, 2009

Niagara Falls All Over Again : a review

One of my very favorite books is The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken. It was the first book of hers that I had read, and I was almost afraid to try another. But Niagara Falls All Over Again lived up to my expectations. I think the Giant's House is still my favorite, but I really loved this one too.

The novel chronicles the vaudeville duo Carter and Sharp through their successful career - from stage to screen - and their rocky relationships with family, lovers, and each other. The feel is similar to The Giant's House, humor and snappy dialogue overlying a rather tragic, story. Speaking of tragic, I'm really looking forward to reading McCracken's memoir - I'm curious to see if she writes the same way about her personal life.

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