Posted by : atcampbell | On : July 16, 1996

Lunatics by Bradley Denton

Six of us got together on July 16 to discuss Bradley Denton’s Lunatics, which has been described as a “coming of middle age” novel. The book, set in Austin, is about how a group of late-thirtiesh friends reacts when one of them claims to be dating a goddess from the moon. The book mixes humor and drama well. We all liked the book. Interestingly, women readers tended to like it more than the men did. Comments included “the women in the book are well-done but not too catty”, “I liked how the goddess had difficulty with high heels”, “…best portrayal of women by a man since Tom Robbins”, and “…even though this is not the type of book I usually read, I loved it”.

–A. T. Campbell, III