Book Review: The Last Supper

The Last Supper: A Summer in ItalyThe Last Supper: A Summer in Italy by Rachel Cusk
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

The Last Supper is a memoir by Rachel Cusk of a summer spent in Italy with her husband and two children. I could not connect with the author in this book at all. She shares no background information or any personal information about her or her family and writes in a very detached, dreamy style. She never even refers to her daughters by name, just "the children". In reading a memoir, I expect to be able to form some kind of connection with the author and I felt none with Rachel.

Her metaphors are very creative but she spends paragraphs describing the minutest things in very descriptive, melodramatic detail and never really gets to the point. And that's what I wondered when I finally made it to the end, "What was the point?"

(I received this book courtesy of the publisher and the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program.)