Review: Dear Committee Members

Sounds good!

BookPeople's Blog

Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
reviewed by Andrew H.

A novel full of letters of recommendation? I did not really know what to expect from Julie Schumacher’s Dear Committee Members, but I’m glad I picked it up on a whim. The writer of these letters, Jay Fitger, is a hopeless, self-righteous narcissist whose life is unraveling as he inadvertently ruins the lives of those who ask his help. Julie Schumacher is funny and this novel is cleverly crafted.

I was concerned, at first, about the structure being nothing but letters of recommendation. There’s a format, there’s a way of saying things, they do not differ that much from each other; I once had to write them for an organization that will go unnamed. Luckily Fitger doesn’t even bother with the accepted format of these letters. Schumacher unveils bits of plot throughout each one and, thankfully, Fitger can’t help…

View original post 201 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s