Don’t take anything in this book at face value; it’s all a farce of the highest order.Either that or our main character and heroine is the most self-centered, obnoxious, hard-to-get-along-with human being on the planet. With family and friends who are not far down the path themselves.This has to be one of the oddest books I’ve ever read. Yes, odder than 1Q84. At least that book was set in an alternate universe.Not so this story, with a main character who works at a pet library, who reads Treasure Island and decides it has changed her life, who buys a parrot with money stolen from petty cash at the pet library, with a sister who is having an affair with the same elderly man that her own mother once slept with…It just goes on and on. I can think of a dozen people who would loathe this book. Abhor. Possibly set on fire.On the other hand, I can think of a dozen people who might think this Treasure Island (don’t forget the !!!) has changed their lives.You decide.