I’ll Take You There

Wally Lamb


I like Wally Lamb, but this book was a little disappointing. What there is of it is good, but it’s so short. At 272 pages, Lamb is just starting to warm up to his characters. I turned the page expecting so much more, and it was the end!

This is the story of Felix Funicello and the three women who shaped his life: his sister Frances, her mother Verna, and his daughter Aliza. Through the medium of film, he relives his childhood relationship with Frances and learns Verna’s story. His daughter Aliza is a writer and an independent career women in New York.

As much of there is of it, is good. I wanted more.