Without giving away plot points, I’m impressed with the courage Maggie—and, of course, Smolkin—shows. That’s just what I hoped to find in a book featuring a plot like this; a different outcome would have cheapened it all, and I’m glad Smolkin didn’t take the easy, more mainstream way out.
First of all, Towndrow has an amazing grasp of his prose. It’s funny, it’s witty, it’s hilarious in places and it’s also quite serious if need be. I have to say I’m blown away by it.
Okay, uh. I struggled a lot with this one, mainly because I didn’t want to be the Miss Ego to JF Smith’s Gusteau, but-- you know. Thing is, there are Issues with Falling Off and it would be a disservice to both the author and his potential readers to just go la-dee-da over them. So, here goes: nope. Nope. Nah to the ah to the no no nope.