Originally Posted by Zipr
I'm only half way through, so maybe the tone changes further in. But, so far, she describes the Kettles as lazy and filthy. Her description of her other neighbors focused on the wife's obsession with her inner body malfunctions and the wife's mother as being annoying.
But what if they were
lazy and filthy? She also describes the Kettle's as friendly and she appears to generally like/accept them. Perhaps you should hasten to read the rest of the book