What the Manolo is…

Manolo says, it is Tuesday, time to see what the Manolo is reading…

We Had It So Good

What else would the Manolo be reading this week but We Had It So Good, the smashing new novel from his writerly friend, the Linda Grant?

Although the Manolo read this book the few months ago, he has returned to it this week, as it has finally been published in the United States.

We Had it So Good is nothing less than the biography of the whole generation of middle class peoples, telling the story of the Baby Boomers through the eyes of the Californian who settles in London and ages through the past forty years of tumult.

And yet, what the Manolo likes the best is that, even though the book is ambitious, it never forgets that it is about interesting individuals with individual and particular experiences. It is the entertaining story well told, and because of this it would be the good book for the intelligent book club, something that gives you much to consider and discuss, even as the story pulls you along.

So, you must read the We Had It So Good, it both very smart and very enjoyable.

One Response to “What the Manolo is…”

  1. Thea April 27, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    Ah, thank you for the head’s up that Linda Grant has a new book out.

    I have been a fan since ‘The Thoughtful Dresser’ left me sobbing on the floor. I thought I was the only one who knew her clothes had feelings