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I wanted to strange some of the characters in this book....,
This review is from: Hey Yeah Right Get A Life (Paperback)
There are clearly a lot of readers out there who enjoy Helen Simpson's writing and connect with her characters, but I found almost every story in this small book a disappointment. I found it particularly galling that Simpson's "heroine" (to quote another reviewer) in a few of the stories, Dorrie, was so thoroughly passive and pathetic (like almost all of the mothers in this book, except for the one working mom, a Nicola Horlick character), yet we are meant to sympathize with her. Ultimately, the book was far more frustrating than illuminating.