By Jean Hanff Korelitz
What’s it about?
Jake was once a promising young writer but his career has stalled. He finds himself teaching at a second rate MFA program and beating himself up for his lack of forward progress. When one day an arrogant, unlikable young writer shares a promising plot line he finds himself burning with envy.
What did it make me think about?
What is the core of a story?
Should I read it?
This was a well plotted psychological thriller. After reading “The Latecomer” I decided to pick this up for vacation. I enjoyed it. It is a good quick beach read.
“I can’t imagine, pages and pages of writing, not to mention characters that have to feel real and a story that needs to surprise you. It’s absurd that people can actually do that.”