by pamela1717 on July 14, 2009I was sort of looking forward to this one. I got the impression it was going to be somewhat funny. Well, apparently not to me. I read 100+ pages and decided to just let it go...My take on it for these first pages: one of the most negative pieces of fiction I've read in a LONG time. One of my biggest pet peeves, every time a child entered in the story he/she was described with a negative comment (I have no children of my own but found this technique quite taxing). I suppose the negativity is part of the point of the novel but I found the main character very whiney, unresponsible, and unaccountable to the life he arranged/chose for himself. Maybe it will get better, and maybe if I were a man in the same situation I might enjoy it, and maybe...well, there could be a lot of "maybes" for someone to enjoy this story but I'm not willing to find one. And although I am certainly no stranger to the F-bomb, Hazelgrove flings it around more freely than I can tolerate.
A big disappointment for me.
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