2012 eclectic reader challenge: march - literary fiction (take 2)
Incase you missed it, the genre for January was actually literary fiction, but I stuffed up and read a romance instead. Sothis month I read a literary fiction text to make up for it! (whoopsie)
Imagine what would happen if Mary Poppins arrived on the set of 'Deliverance'.
That pretty much sums up this story, a satirical dig at the Victorian fiction genre, about educated and civilized Flora, who goes to stay with her backward - inbred?! - cousins the Starkadders at their farm Cold Comfort Farm. I was constantly snorting and giggling at this ridiculous little story, where characters have names such as 'Caraway' and 'Mybug', the cows just randomly lose limbs without anyone's notice, and the family matriarch keeps the whole farm under her control by feigning madness from having seen 'something nasty in the woodshed' (no, you don't find out what!) :S
Think Edgar Allen Poe meets James Herriot. And then throw in Pollyanna. Couldn't help but giggle. I gave it 4/5 on Goodreads.