Another Shriver Novel to Gobble Up?

“In Lionel Shriver’s novel Big Brother, a woman puts her marriage on the line to help a drastically obese sibling lose weight.”

An unexpected topic for Shriver’s new novel ‘Big Brother’.

Admittedly, the topic of Lionel Shriver’s new novel surprised us after the traumatic and serious nature of We Need to Talk About Kevin.

However, with the promise of a “writerly trick late in (the novel, that) wipes out any possible resistance to the book’s initial shortcomings”, and Janet Maslin from The New York Times claiming that it “has the muscle to overpower its readers,” we’re certainly keen to experience the new story created by the acclaimed author for ourselves.

See what The New York Times had to say about the revelation here.

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