Nothing to See Here

Kevin Wilson (2019) [Amazon]

If you’re in a bind and need to get one last present, may I suggest Kevin Wilson’s new novel Nothing to See Here? I put it on hold at the library after reading what must be one of the effusive first paragraphs of a book review that exists. Here’s how Taffy Brodesser-Akner opened her review: “Good Lord, I can’t believe how good this book is. I know you’re supposed to begin book reviews with subtlety and a nod to storytelling’s past and the long literary tradition that the book has managed to hook itself onto. But ‘Nothing to See Here,’ the third novel by Kevin Wilson (‘The Family Fang’), defies an entry like that because it’s wholly original. It’s also perfect.” I ripped through the novel about two kids who self-combust in just a few days and it was as delightful as the review suggested.

(NRB - 12/24/2019)