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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
It was an okay easy read, kind of on the level of a Lifetime movie. However, the cover shows two cute guys in their undies, suggesting this is another one of Ford's brilliant gay novels. NOT SO!! There is only one gay character, a woebegone, lost druggie. Really? So disappointing! After "Last Summer," and "The Road Home," two wonderful books featuring complex, personable and admirable gay characters, this book, centering on two straight families, comes off like a bait-and-switch scam. I did finish it, and it was entertaining enough, but not at all what I was hoping for!
What did you like best about this story?
It has some good plot twists. But characters are rather arch.
Did Blake Somerset do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
His characters are sketched out compared to the well-drawn characters truly great novels.
Could you see What We Remember being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
It could be a network TV movie, but doesn't have the edge of current hit TV dramas.
Any additional comments?
If you're looking for a love story featuring gays like the pretty boys on the cover, look elsewhere!! Try Ford's excellent gay stories, like "Last Summer," and "The Road Home."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
A well composed tale of family secrets and lies. If you're looking for a M2M romance, this isn't your book. True, Billy, the wash out youngest sibling is gay, and features prominently in the story, but mostly he's living recklessly in a world of drugs, booze and anonymous sex. He finds his redemption in an unlikely and equally dysfunctional small town victim and right at the end, there's a hint of a happily ever after.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful