[Plain Dealer - opinion]
Halfway through Karen Joy Fowler's enthralling novel "We Are All Completely
Beside Ourselves," I was sort of beside myself, too, with that electric thrill
of discovering a great book. I wanted to stay up all night to finish it, but I
also wanted to stop and call all my book-loving friends immediately and blurt,
"You have to read this book!"
Fowler manages to touch on so much while telling her story -- the birth of the
animal-rights movement, a quick primer on the real chimp-human experiments, a
dip into the way psychologists view the world (Fowler's father was one, at
Indiana University) -- but it never feels like homework.