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Var blev du av Bernadette (2012)

av Maria Semple

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Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle--and people in general--has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.… (mer)
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    Låt vargarna komma av Carol Rifka Brunt (LBV123)
    LBV123: Rifka Brunt's novel similarly traces a complicated family history and the story of a complicated mother with artistic tendencies, and features an interesting and complicated teenaged narrator. While not as openly chasing the laughs as Semple's novel, Tell the Wolves is nonetheless humorous in its depiction of family politics--and deeply touching as it deals with both love and loss.… (mer)
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    Microslavar av Douglas Coupland (cransell)
    cransell: Two fictional looks at working at Microsoft.
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    Den bittra pajens sötma av Alan Bradley (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Though Sweetness is more of a traditional mystery, it shares with Where'd You Go, Bernadette an endearing, precocious, and entertaining young narrator who pieces together clues from the adult world to solve a mystery. Character interactions are delightfully, humorously depicted.… (mer)
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This was also a book group book and, in fact, it was recommended to us by a non-book group member! I am posting my separate review here because I expect that a lot of the Desert Girls will have a lot to say about this book, separate from my thoughts.

I really really really enjoyed this book. I FLEW through the first half... as my bath got cold. Bernadette is a sort of mixed media book, using letters, emails, transcripts, etc. to tell the story. There is a little bit of narration by Bee (daughter) throughout the first 2/3 or so, and then quite a bit more narration in the latter portion. The Desert Girls recently read Wife 22, which was also a mixed-media book, but Bernadette took the concept and, really, showed the world how it should be done.

The book is touted and/or implies that it is a mystery. Bernadette has disappeared and we must discover where she went. This is not a particularly accurate description. Bernadette does disappear, but not until more than halfway through and then... well, you're not really unsure about where she went. You don't know for certain, but you can piece it together pretty well.

Instead, the book is really a wonderfully told story about a rather dysfunctional family (aren't they all), with a mother (Bernadette) who is a genius hermit former architect, the daughter (Bee) who is a brilliant young girl with a medical history and a love of life, and the father (Elgie) who is a workaholic genius microsoft project head who loves his family, if from a distance. Blech, sounds boring the way I just did that. Trust me, it's not.

The characters are quirky, crazy, relatable, totally un-relatable, enraging, off-putting, loving, spiteful, and the complete heart of the story. Semple does not describe her characters in the traditional sense; rather, she provides enough information to give you an outline, and a bevy of personality traits for the reader to fill in the details. The story is less the point, focusing instead on the development of the characters and their character.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bernadette, and I highly recommend. What made the book not perfect was the ending, which sort of dropped, just a little, in its intrigue. The resolution was just a little less climactic than I would have hoped. But it did not detract from the book as a whole, and it did not leave me feeling frustrated... just a little less than perfectly satisfied.

Highly recommend. (review and others at tometombfidelity.blogspot.com) ( )
  avanders | Nov 23, 2020 |
Ok so this is definitely one of the weirdest books I've ever read! This isn't me saying I didn't like it, by the way. I just have so many questions! This is one of the books that, once I'm done reading it, I really wish I had a book club to talk about it with!
  coffeefairy | Nov 21, 2020 |
Fast, funny and creative read. ( )
  danjrosenbaum | Oct 29, 2020 |
Interesting and quirky story about an eccentric and somewhat unstable mom and the events leading up to her “disappearance.” The story is funny and touching, and even though it ends a little abruptly with people too easily forgiving one another for transgressions, it has a lighthearted touch that manages to leave the reader satisfied. The descriptions of Antarctica are fascinating and make a journey there seem almost desirable. At the end, the story is a good reminder of why we should never assume. ( )
  LoriFox | Oct 24, 2020 |
A farcical tale of modern-day 1%/first-world issues and problems with a serious undertone about family love and frustrated dreams. It reminded me a bit of The Husband's Secret (or vice versa) where the author tackles some deeper issues, but the book is overall a send-up of yuppy (or whatever the current term is) family life. I loved the multi-genre format of documents collected by Bee -- emails, letters(!), memos, official reports, etc as she tries to find out where her mother Bernadette went when she mysteriously disappeared from an Antarctic cruise. The story is wildly unbelievable, but that makes it fun. The story begins in Seattle where Bee and her parents Elgie (Microsoft wunderkind) and Bernadette (MacArthur genius, untapped) reside. Small events build to a crescendo as Bernadette's grip on reality loosens and she relies too heavily on Manjula, an outsourced internet aide, who is really a cover for the Russian mafia - this is a spoof at every turn -- which leads to an intervention, which leads to Bernadette's (poof!) disappearance. Likeable if exasperating characters. You just have to decide to go along for the ride. ( )
  CarrieWuj | Oct 24, 2020 |
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The book stumbles a bit in the middle as it transitions from a scathing anti-Seattle manifesto into a family drama with comic undertones. But once the gears have finished their grinding and the shuddering subsides, Semple eases into her strongest work yet, allowing her characters to change in a way that suits the story, and not just shooting for an easy punch line or a sharply worded barb. In the end, with its big heart set on acceptance, Bernadette feels something like coming home.
tillagd av Nickelini | ändrathe Stranger, Paul Constant (Aug 12, 2012)
 
The tightly constructed “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” is written in many formats — e-mails, letters, F.B.I. documents, correspondence with a psychiatrist and even an emergency-room bill for a run-in between Bernadette and Audrey. Yet these pieces are strung together so wittily that Ms. Semple’s storytelling is always front and center, in sharp focus. You could stop and pay attention to how apt each new format is, how rarely she repeats herself and how imaginatively she unveils every bit of information. But you would have to stop laughing first.
tillagd av ozzer | ändraNY Times, Janet Maslin (Aug 6, 2012)
 
Semple is a TV comedy writer, and the pleasures of Where'd You Go, Bernadette are the pleasures of the best American TV: plot, wit and heart. (There are places where Semple really wants to be writing dialogue, and stretches the epistolary conceit of the novel to suit.) It's rather refreshing to find a female misunderstood genius at the heart of a book, and a mother-daughter relationship characterised by unadulterated mutual affection. If Bernadette is a monster of ego, Semple suggests, so are most people, when they're being honest. In her spiky but essentially feelgood universe, failure and self-exposure open up a rich seam of comedy, but shame can always be vanquished by love
tillagd av Nickelini | ändraThe Guardian, Justine Jordan (Jun 29, 2012)
 

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“Shh! She said. The waiter. He's about to take their order. She leaned back and to her left, closer,closer,closer,her body like a giraffe's neck, until her chair shot out from under her and she landed on the floor. The whole restaurant turned to look. I jumped up to help. She stood up, righted the chair, and started in again. Did you see the tattoo one of them has on the inside of his arm? It looked like a roll of tape.

I took a gulp of margarita and settled into my fallback option, which was to wait her out.

Know what one of the guys at the drive-through Starbucks has on his forearm? Bernadette said. A paper clip! It used to be so daring to get a tattoo. And now people are tattooing office supplies on their bodies. You know what I say? Of course this was rhetorical. I say, dare not to get a tattoo. She turned around again, and gasped. Oh My God. It's not just any roll of tape. It's literally Scotch tape, with the green-and-black plaid. This is too hilarious. If you're going to tattoo tape on your arm, at least make it a generic old-fashioned tape dispenser! What do you think happened? Did the Staples catalogue get delivered to the tattoo parlor that day?” 
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Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle--and people in general--has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.

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