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The Doctor's Wife

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2007

    Diagnosis

    I don't quite know what to make of this book. The premise is a good one but the execution did not live up. I found the characters to be stereotypical and as for Lydia, it seems to me that the author could not decide if she wanted her to be a pro-life crusader or a psychotic wife. And Annie was the most annoying character of all. The affair with Simon to me was not believable and the way the author deals with Annie's pregancy (I could see that coming a mile away) I thought was a cop-out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2007

    big disappointment

    I got this book from my mom who said it was one of the best books she had read in a long time. I found the book terribly dull and the characters were horrible. The ending was just as stupid. Don't even bother picking it up to read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2007

    Very Disappointing Read

    Though Elizabeth Brundage is an excellent writer, not one of her characters in The Doctor's Wife is sympathetic not one has a moral compass. Each of the characters--Annie, Michael, Simon and Lydia--is filled with such deep seated self hatred that the novel is painful to read. Also, I find it hard to believe that any father would totally disregard the safety of his children the way Michael did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2006

    Okay. Rushed Ending

    The book starts out fine and you begin to get involved with the characters toward the middle but then it starts to become a little far-fetched...I felt there were a lot of areas where Lydia has all this strength but she is continually seen as this unhealthy, pill-popping, skinny woman and manages to hold terror over Michael and his wife. Come on! The ending happens within a flash. Suddenly you have Annie (an atheletic woman) in the same house as Michael, being bound up by Lydia and then Reverened Tim pops up and is silenced by Simon Haas and Annie but then Suddenly, Annie is weeping over Simon's body while her husband is chained to a bed in pain. There should have been more thought to the ending because it has them all happy again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2004

    Far Fetched Storyline

    I was quite disappointed in this book. I cannot recommend reading it. It was laboring and I couldn't wait to get it finished. The characters were not believable and the material far fetched.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2004

    Vapid

    I found both husband and wife hopelessly romantized and not worth caring about.

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