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Too clever by half,
This review is from: The New Republic (Hardcover)
Giving a Shriver book a less than handsome review pains me, but this is her worst novel. It has the usual Shriver trademark observations but they are tied up in such pretentious prose and come out of the mouths of such completely unbelievable and unemotional characters, that they don't touch you. I'm going to echo another reviewer and say that sometimes this wonderful writer puts too much emphasis on demonstratinbg her cleverness and ignores the reader's expectations. It isn't enough - we need to be entertained or, at least, absorbed.
This book doesn't cut it.