Greg Cohen Cohen itibaren Porúbka, 067 41 Porúbka, Slovakya
Nice collection of short stories with the backstory of Clayton and his introduction to Jeremy and the rest of the pack.
After the terrifying lows of the Mary-Ann story in Babycakes, Significant Others is more of a return to form. It features a lot of characters never seen before or since, but it gives Michael and Brian their moments without being excessively cruel to either of them. The Wimminwood stuff seems possibly more relevant today than it did back then, although DeDe has to put up with an awful lot from D'or, who always gets away scott free. The first time I read this I was struck by the sweetness of Booter's ending; as a throwaway character, he's much more substantive than Wren Douglas but I don't believe we ever see him again in the series. It's nice to have a character with terrible politics who's never a terrible person and, while the story gets silly, it never gets properly ridiculous. A quieter entry, but a rewarding reread.
A definite great read...very hard to put down. The book bounces around in different times (flashbacks, future, present etc.) so can be difficult to follow at times.