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Contrived, Slow Moving and Uninspired
on 9 May 2017
I couldn't get into this book at all, I'm afraid. I found it desperately slow moving, especially at the start which is supposed to be the very part enticing me to read on. Tiny details about the lives of characters I haven't had a chance to get to know yet don't work for me. And when I did get to know them, I found them pretty unappealing. The lead character goes on about how dull she is. I agree. She is. Her husband keeps getting into compromising situations which made me cringe rather than laugh, especially as the same theme repeated over, and over, and over. As for the other family members, 'obnoxious' is the word that springs to mind. I admit I didn't finish the book, giving up after the husband's third 'hilarious' (not) scrape, so perhaps I have no right to write a review. However, my free time is precious, and I'm sure plenty of other people regard their free time in the same way, so my advice would be to give this one a miss.