Despite its mixed reviews, I liked Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. I liked the voice and the story, but it was unnecessarily long and I didn’t like the ending. It’s the story of Toby who has just separated from his wife, Rachel. He is left with his children and misses a lot of work to figure out how to cover their care. The point of view was somewhat challenging to follow, but overall, there was something about this story that I liked more than I thought I would. But, I didn’t love it and the bad reviews don’t surprise me.
I’ve been hesitant about this one because topically there are so many other books that I’d rather read. But also, I do get sucked in by books with mixed reviews because I always want to see what I personally think! Thanks for this honest overview.