“Sisters”, a new novel by Lily Tuck, is told from the point of view of an unnamed narrator who is obsessed with her husband’s ex-wife, who is only referred to in the book as she (in italics).
When not actually stalking the woman she considers her sexual rival, the narrator spends her time investigation her life and background, sifting through tangential clues to try to understand her nemesis. She even calculates that she had sex with her husband about 2,000 times.
- Like his other work, Dan Brown’s new novel, Origin, is one big tutorial.
- In Origin, the subject matter is whether science will make religion anachronistic.
- Though Brown comes out in favor of science, Origin leaves open the possibility that there’s something else out there.
“Pertinent works of literature are revisited in the hopes they may cast light on the narrator’s position.”