How to be Good
- By: Sabina Dosani
With New Years resolutions flying about perhaps its the time of year to consider How to be Good I was sad when I finished this book. Not that grieving at the end of a fantastic read, but because I thought it was going to be good. I felt cheated.
How to be Good is Katie Carrs story. Katie, a middle aged, burnt out general practitioner, is married to David, a journeyman writer, ‘the angriest man in Holloway,’ and they have two children. Kate ends a brief affair because her guilt outweighs any benefits. David is converted to goodness by a faith healer, DJ Goodnews. David forgives Katies infidelity, so she allows Goodnews to move in. David gives their childrens toys to a womens refuge. Katie moves into a bedsit, returning each dawn for the sake of her children. The subtext is about the impossibility of being good in our modern