Big Little Lies premiered as a TV series last week on HBO. With its all star cast and its crazy mad beach houses, it looks promising. The setting has been moved from Liane Moriarty’s fictitious Pirriwee Beach just outside of Sydney, Australia to the fictitious Otter Bay in beautiful Monterey, California. The scenery alone should be worth the price of admission!
There is a ton of angst to work with in any Moriarty novel; Angst could be her middle name. But she does it SO well! If you haven’t read, or better yet listened to Caroline Lee read, any of her books, grab one and get busy! Her books are probably longer than they have to be, but, in my humble opinion, I wouldn’t forfeit a word. She takes on really tough subjects and puts them in the hands of the everyday people who are grappling with them, adding a touch of mystery, a wry sense of humor, and a cast of characters you can’t help but identify with. We have her books and her books in audio form at Armonk – I just finished listening to Truly, Madly, Guilty. Loved it! Come on in and check one out. And let me know what you think of the TV series!