Imagine being offered brand-new house, free and clear, and two million dollars to boot, would you take it? Just to make things interesting, there’s a little catch. To get the money and the house, you have to move into a family-compound of sorts with a cast of crazy, egocentric, borderline-certifiable in=laws. So would you do it? More importantly, would you be able to hold on to your sanity if you did?
That’s the crux of this rip-roaring journey into the land of insanity. Add to that a controlling Matriarah, a four-hundred pound sister-in-law who throws herself downstairs for attention, a wealth of paranoia and two cerebral professors that can’t find their own way out of a paper box, and what you have is a side-splitting journey into a situation so absurd that it’s hard to believe somoene could just make this stuff up. Kay has done a fantastic job with this slightly-cynical, definately hysterical novel. Although I’m not a big fan of the cover art for this novel, the content more than redeems itself. I’ll be on the lookout for Kay’s next novel, in the event I require a STAT-dose of comedic relief!