I finished reading She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb on Monday.
At the end, I was glad to have made it through the almost 500 pages, and whereas I didn’t hate the book, it didn’t rock my world either.
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It started off depressing — divorce, rape, teenage ridicule (ummm, yay?) and quite honestly, there’s enough depressing news in the world that if I’m reading something for leisure, I’d rather not read about these sorts of things. Unless of course, there’s a super awesome twist at the end which ties it up with a pretty pink ribbon. This book did come together at the end, but the ribbon was sort of gray, so I can’t say for sure that the character didn’t go on to suffer more after the final page.
(I guess I should read more Jane Green if what I’m looking for is happy endings.)
I was impressed with the male author’s ability to write in a female voice, and I’ll definitely read other books by him. I hear I Know This Much Is True is good.
But all that being said, I’m strangely interested in reading The Kid by Sapphire which I know without a doubt is going to be a lot tougher to read than this book was. I saw the movie Precious and this is the sequal to the book that Precious was based upon. I saw it at the bookstore the other day but Jeff talked me out of buying it because it would just upset me.
Next up, I have a lot of books that I’ve half started and not finished. I even have a shelf on my goodreads page for books that I started and never finished. I’m going to try to pick one of those up, but I can’t promise I won’t pick up Hunger Games because the buzz about this series is too much to turn away from!
What’s on your bookshelf (real or electronic) these days?