Instaread Summary of The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
The main flaw of this summary is that the brief descriptions of the main characters occurs after the summary. There are many significant characters with very complex relationships and often nefarious behavior. Quite frankly, I got lost in the flow as I was reading through the summary, there were several times when I had to stop and execute a mental reset before I could continue. The plot summary is also very thorough, most readers will find themselves thoroughly plot-spoiled when they complete it.
The main characters are the Plumb siblings, Gen X-ers living through the 9/11 and 2008 financial crises. Talented in several ways, yet horribly co-dependent and not above engaging in massive failures that wreck lives, including each others. I found the complexity piled on the interactions to be overwhelming, it appears to me that this is a novel where the author relies on the introduction of more complexity rather than making an attempt to develop solutions to what are complex personal problems. This is a feature that I nearly always find overwhelming so I avoid such books.
If you like your novels complex with characters possessing major flaws that they cannot overcome, this is a book you will probably like. Otherwise, the constant churn may turn you off.
This book was made available for free for review purposes.