So, I’m loving this book. I’m just in awe at how much I’m loving it.
Before I started these chapters, I was struggling through the first Firefly novelization, Big Damn Heroes and it wasn’t going well. I was flustered, because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to read next. I decided I’d go ahead and knock out these next two chapters and it was like a breath of fresh air. It truly let me know that I was wasting my time reading Big Damn Heroes when I could be reading something more enjoyable like Things I Can’t Explain.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to like Clarissa’s parents showing up in New York, but the storyline was perfect. The improvised date, the fantastic chart of her past relationship with Norm, and even the disasterious ordering of prawn at dinner was all brilliant. Despite not having seen the show in many years, I was immediately able to recognize both Marshall and Janet’s voice coming from the characters and it amazes me how well the author was able to capture their sense of humor and nuances.
It’s also nice that we got to hear the backstory about what happened between her and Sam. It was probably my biggest question as soon as I started the book, so I’m glad it was addressed. I can’t say I’m not a bit bummed it didn’t work out, but I have a feeling Sam may be showing up in the future.