Posted by Merry Mao on 10th December 2007
Title: The Lottery
Author: Patricia Wood
Summary: If you are looking for a sure winner, don’t buy a lottery ticket, but check out Patricia Wood’s debut novel. She draws on her own personal experiences with a dad who won the Washington State lottery and a family member who had Down’s syndrome.
Perry L. Crandall, the narrator, has an IQ of 76 but as he says, he is not retarded, just slow. His wise-cracking grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive. When she dies, leaving him an “orphan” at 31 year-old, that family that had abandoned proceed to swindle him out of his house. Imagine what happens they learn he has won 12 million dollars…You will be charmed by Perry’s sweet and often funny personality, and root for him to outwit his thieving ‘new-found’ family.
Who will like this book? All readers from high school to 100 who love light, feel-good novels.
Recommended by: Sandy, Technical Services