Friday, March 7, 2014

Book Club!!

Today is Book Club Friday!

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You can write about any book you want.

This week I'm sharing… 

Here's the synopsis:
Four friends from Brooklyn await the arrival of a fifth at a Cape Cod bungalow where they spend an all-girls weekend every summer. But this time the fifth woman doesn't show. Instead she sends a note that reads - "I've run off with one of your men."

Fast, funny and filled with Harris' trademark snappy dialog and quirky characters forced to reevaluate their friendships, their marriages and their memories.

Here are my thoughts:
I had really high hopes for this book.  I've heard good things about Rosemary Harris and thought this may be a good chick lit book to relax with.  But I have to say I was pretty disappointed.

I had a really difficult time connecting with the four main characters.  Throw their husbands in the mix and I couldn't remember who was married to whom.  I just couldn't keep up in that aspect.

My other main complaint was the believability of the whole thing.  If you really believe your best friend could run away with your husband, why are you inviting her to your weekend away again?  And once the truth was revealed, I was just pretty disappointed.

What are you currently reading??


Kenzie S said...

I wrote a review on this book not too long ago and had the same thoughts - there were so many characters that I had a really hard time remembering who was who. Glad I'm not the only one!

Erin O'Riordan said...

This is the exact plot of an episode of 'The Simpsons' - Moe the bartender sends a letter to Homer, Reverend Lovejoy, and Apu telling them he's run off with one of their wives. They all re-evaluate their marriages. I wonder which came first?

jennie said...

I gave up on this one and was VERY SAD about it. The title alone made me super psyched to pick it up in the first place. I think I got about 50 pages in and then moved onto something else. Whomp, whomp.

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