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What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
I really liked the part where she stayed with Mary and Preacher and decided to stop running from her feelings. The least interesting part is Blue's pining for Grace.
Any additional comments?
It's a well written book and I see why it would appeal to a lot of readers but I didn't appreciate it. It's too glum for my fancy.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
I don’t know if it was the writing of Malone or performance by Benson that moved me to tears or outright laughter, I suspect it was both.
I’m so glad I found this gem!
Really, this book centers around the main character. If you like her and stay with her through-out the journey, you will find if great. The writing is fine. It doesn't get in the way with cliches or clunky metaphors. It does it's job nicely and unobtrusively.
The narration is overdone at times. It's the first time that I've heard a narrator appear to cry when reading a sad part of the story, and I found that...unnecessary.
The book spans the story of the main character, a free spirited lesbian, from her early college years right though to her 40/50's. Now, the first half of the book describes a haunted, hurt, 'running away from herself and others' character. I really liked this character. I thought she was warm and humane and non-judgmental. The second half of the book sees the character try to 'get her life on track' as she sees it and you know, settle down, get a meaningful relationship, career etc and here is where the book and I parted ways. I flat out didn't like the woman she became as she began to fight for what she wanted. Towards the end, I found myself truly hoping she wouldn't get what she was fighting for (trying not to give spoilers) as I wanted to see her get her comeuppance!
However, this doesn't mean the book was bad. I just didn't like the character. If you like the character, you'll get along fine with this book.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This has been the best book I have read in a long time. It actually made me cry.
Fantastic story, amazing ending *****
0 of 1 people found this review helpful