Generally rated a 3-star read, this book didn't really provoke strong feelings in one way or another: easy to read, quirky, sometimes humorous, often unbelievable. Set in Seattle, this satirical novel tells the story of Bernadette Fox - former architect, wife to a Microsoft geek, whacky school mum - who does a disappearing act. Perhaps a good holiday read if you're looking for something light-hearted, inventive and entertaining.
BOOK DISCUSSION VENUE:
Dr Morse, Abbotsford
Bernadette's character as a revolutionary architect brought us to the bohemian Abbotsford for dinner. The restaurant bar is a focus in the dining room, with hipster cool barmen mixing drinks and eclectic cocktails - needless to say, we couldn't resist a few sneaky cocktails before dinner. The menu includes lots of shared options, primarily offering dishes with an Asian influence - it was great to experience some new flavour combinations. The atmosphere was fun, and the courtyard out the back was very busy with drinkers. Great vibe.