So, today we have Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English, by Natasha Solomons.
What can I say about this book?
It's kind of... adorable. In a fuzzy kitten kind of way.
The plot follows Jack Rosenblum, a Jewish German immigrant that flees to England at the outbreak of World War II. He brings with him his wife, Sadie, and his young daughter, Elizabeth. After moving to England, Jack becomes obsessed with fully integrating himself into British society and becoming a true Brit himself. He makes himself a list of requirements that must be fulfilled in order for him to meet this goal. The last item on the list is to become a member of a golf club. But, alas! Not a single club in London will admit poor Jack. He therefore settles upon the only logical solution: he must build a course himself.
Naturally, mild hilarity ensues.
This book is just cute, both in a funny kind of way, due to Jack's many eccentricities, and in a romantic, warm-fuzzy kind of way, due to his relationship with his wife Sadie, which has died over the years but rekindles over the course of the novel.
This isn't a book to read if you're looking for something deep or thought-provoking or a real can't-wait-to-see-what-happens-next kind of read. But if you're in the mood for something light and fuzzy, this is one you should definitely pick up.
That's all for now, folks!
Currently reading: An Equal Music, by Vikram Seth
Next on the list: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, by Lorna Landvik