April 18, 2007

Parrots, Ski Poles, and Aviator Helmets

It's been awhile since I've found a book that I can't put down, but luckily I brought just such a novel with me this past week on a trip. In just a six-hour plane trip, I had devoured all 300 pages.

So I highly recommend to you Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst. This is ideal for you reality-TV fans out there!

The book follows the exploits of contestants on an Amazing Race-type game show who compete in a race around the world, but the rules are a bit more wacky, and the clues are actually cryptic.

But the game is merely the backdrop for Parkhurst's examination of the players' thoughts, motivations and memories as they go on this crazy ride.

It is often funny, at times heartbreaking (I cried once), and tackles complex issues. Can you change your sexual orientation? Can you recapture love from years' past? Are parents really paying enough attention to their children?

Please pick up this wonderful book - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

1 comment:

Stef said...

EW gave this a great review a few months back. I do need to pick it up!