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Ugh. I read this book because from the reviews it seemed like a modern attempt at a Henry James/Edith Wharton examination of love, adultery and the Hamptons. Plus, supposedly this guy worked with Christopher Buckley. How bad could it all be?
OK, so I finished it and can say with authority that the only thing worse than Dubow's Lucasesque dialogue was the book's predictable plot and the cliche after horrible cliche Dubow employed. Henry James is probably not even bothering to roll in his literary grave because this book is barely worth that amount of effort.
As a freshman effort, I seriously recommend the author go back to whatever Bloomberg or BusinessWeek hole he crawled out of. Seriously, and I'm not trying to be mean here, the number of positive reviews given to this book is clear evidence of exactly how LOW our expectations have fallen.
So yes, I should have abandoned it 1/4 of the way through. Some mistakes (like syphilis) you just have to live with, I guess.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Absolutely. Be sure you have a big block of time because you can't shut it off. The narrator is fabulous - one of the very best! Very captivating book with lots to think about.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Wasn't crazy about any of them. The character development in this novel exposes everyone's flaws.
Which scene was your favorite?
Dinner in Paris
If you could take any character from Indiscretion out to dinner, who would it be and why?
Clair, because I don't understand why she considers herself completely blameless.
Any additional comments?
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