Lost and Found

lost and foundDo you watch reality tv? Do you especially like Amazing Race? If so, most likely you'll like Carolyn Parkhurst's Lost and Found. Katie is the one that brought it to my attention.

I didn't enjoy it quite as much as I thought I would. But I think I'm going to chalk it up to the fact that it's very hot and humid (we're having a lovely mid-summer heat wave) and I'm really irritable.

This follows several (I think 6? maybe 7?) characters in an Amazing Race-type game. We pick up with the game already about half over.  There's a mother-daughter team, a brother team, a former childhood stars team, and a ("straight") couple who had formerly been gay but were saved by the church and are now married.  Oh and a Wicked Witch of the West type host. Sometimes I felt like they were trying to follow too many characters.  I find when you are switching between characters that four seems to be the optimal number. After that I usually need to keep reminding myself who is who. But with the subject of this book it's understandable because really, that's what the editors of these shows do - they bounce us around from team to team.

Personally I could never do this type of show. All that travel and lack of sleep would make me bitchy as hell.  Plus stressed out and overtired would lead to all kinds of tummy troubles. I'd me miserable and swear a lot. mind you that would likely make me fun to hate. :lol: