Dang, you read a lot, Critical! Usually that's what people tell ME. Good to know you liked The Wife's Tale. I picked up another novel by Lori Lansen, The Girls, when I was pregnant with my daughters but couldn't get past the incredibly graphic and disturbing depiction of a poor, poor woman giving birth to conjoined twins. The horror! Will try again soon, with twins safe and sound and running around outside the womb, and make sure to put The Wife's Tale on my to read list. Sounds like a good read.
Has anyone read anything by Gillian Flynn? I recently read Sharp Objects and Dark Places back to back and am absolutely enthralled. Both novels are dark, gritty, bleak, unnerving and incredibly well written. Methinks I've found a new favourite author. (I like 'em bleak...)
elk, glad to hear you enjoyed The Passage! I bought it the other day; it will be my next book as soon as I finish my current read, Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. Is anyone reading that one? It sure has gotten massive coverage. I find it very well-written in that epic, sweeping Dickensian/Balzacian (hmm, is that a word?) way. However, my initial reaction to mass hypes is to be the sceptic. We'll see how it goes; haven't read that much yet.