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Goodnight Nobody

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Goodnight Nobody

I enjoyed Weiner's witty dialogue and wonderful voice. I also enjoyed the backdrop of suburbia, giving the novel a Desperate Housewives-meets-Susan-Isaacs feel to it, but things sort of go downhill about halfway through the story. Kate's life is underdeveloped. Her marr...
I enjoyed Weiner's witty dialogue and wonderful voice. I also enjoyed the backdrop of suburbia, giving the novel a Desperate Housewives-meets-Susan-Isaacs feel to it, but things sort of go downhill about halfway through the story. Kate's life is underdeveloped. Her married life is of very little consequence in the novel. Yes, her husband works a lot and is hardly ever home, and we all know that she's not in love with him, but some more scenes and interactions between them wouldn't have hurt. Most of the scenes center on Kate playing the amateur sleuth, leaving her kids under her friend's care for most of the novel. Her history with Evan McKenna is very interesting, and I would have liked to see more scenes with them together, but again, there is very little of that in the novel. It gave me the impression that even the author herself thought the heroine's life was boring and that is why she devoted most of the story to the whodunit storyline. The ending seems rushed. In the last forty or so pages, it seems that Weiner suddenly remembers that she's almost reached her deadline and has to wrap up the story, so she does a quick resolution regarding Kitty's murder and leaves the heroine's issues unresolved. The unresolved thing is fine with me in books. After all, literature mirrors life, and not everything is wrapped up in a neat little bow in life, but I feel cheated in this one. I would have liked to have known if she'd settle for Ben or risk everything and go for Evan, who is an interesting character in that he's flawed and not a perfect romantic hero (he, after all, is seducing a married woman with kids). It left me feeling as if the heroine's life hadn't been interesting enough to even give it a dignified semi-resolution. Instead of doing that, the author decides to resolve Kitty's parentage, which, to be honest, was of very little interest to me. (Maybe, just maybe, Weiner intends to write a sequel, or turn the whole housewife-slash-sleuth thing into a series, in which case I can understand the loose ends.) Ah, well. Goodnight Nobody is a great, entertaining read. Perhaps you'll enjoy it -- warts and all.

posted by readtolive_livetoread on September 26, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

not bad

This is definitely my least favorite of all Jennifer Weiner's books. Its not exactly like her other books which made it hard to get into in the beginning, but I did become more interested as i kept reading. Weiner is a great author and everything she writes is just amaz...
This is definitely my least favorite of all Jennifer Weiner's books. Its not exactly like her other books which made it hard to get into in the beginning, but I did become more interested as i kept reading. Weiner is a great author and everything she writes is just amazing, so yes I would recommend this book. Even if it doesn't seem like much when you first start reading, stick it out because it really does get better.

posted by Anonymous on March 18, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    To Nightbird

    My name is Stormpatch. I am a black shecat with ginger swirls on my pelt, white paws, ginger eartips & tailtip & electric blue eyes flecked with bright gold. I am very interested in having kits. If ur want me go to love first result.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Great book!

    Great book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    wat.

    these reviews are weird.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Great read

    I totally enjoyed this book but was a little nonplussed at the ending. Im hoping a series is in the works because Id like to see more of this character.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    To stonedream

    Thxxx im glad u are so how many kits do you have if u want to talk u should go to royut result one thats my tom!! C u there luvv uu 2!! XD

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    To nightbird

    Hi im Greenstar the leader of color clan.i REALY REALY REALY REALY REALY REALY REALY REALYREALY REALY REALY REALY REALY............................ want kit.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    Great Book!!!

    Loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Emeraldlight to Nightbird

    I will be your mate i really want to have kits too!!! If interested go to shampoo all results

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    That song

    Erm...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Novastar

    MOSSCLAW!! I MISSED U!! WHERE U BEEN BRO?!~Novastar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Cole to Silvermoonstar

    Hey its me Mossclaw u know the rapper

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    That song

    Didnt really have an effect untul i realized i just wasted my time....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    This song...

    Sucks.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    The absolute best......!

    Laugh out loud funny and filled with twists.......read the book in one day.....could not put it down....!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2006

    Entertaining, Engrossing Read!

    This is definitely my favorite Jennifer Weiner book - I love the mystery twist. She tells an excellent story and makes the characters come to life. Best fiction I've read this year.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2005

    Mommy Must Have!!

    After a long day of playing wife and mommy, I could not wait to lay in the tub and open this book!!! This was a fun, very easy and relaxing read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2005

    loved it!

    i loved this book! it wasn't as touching or relatable as the rest of jennifer weiner's books, but it still kept me engrossed and was truly entertaining, with a great surpise ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2005

    Goodnight Nobody

    Jennifer Weiner does it again with another page turner! This time she gives us a mystery set in the a DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES type community. This is one of th funniest books I have read in a long time and the mystery kept me on the edge of my seat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2005

    Weiner has Done it Again!

    I Love Weiner's books. I had to get this book as soon as I heard that it was out. I also am an avid reader of mystery books therefore, this book didn't disappoint at all. I was kept in suspense as I absorbed myself in the plot. I recommend it to everyone who likes a good mystery with a twist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2005

    Goodnight Nobody

    This is a great, fast paced myster with a lovely curvy narrator. You cannot miss with this title. Whether you like big girl books or who dunnits you will score. I recommend it to everyone!

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