Because Francine Prose is coming to Kalamazoo tomorrow and reading at the public library, my workshop has been reading two of her novellas which are collected in Guided Tours of Hell.
Oh. A novella, I thought. This will be good for me. Like fiber and brussel sprouts. But I was delightfully surprised at the readability. I didn't like the characters in the sense that I wanted to be friends with them but I liked watching them struggle quite a bit.