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The Late, Lamented Molly Marx

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Chick Lit Mystery

"The Late, Lamented Molly Marx" (I love the alliteral title) was a fairly quick read, and I'd categorize it under "Chick Lit Mystery." There were no scary scenes, no gory parts. Molly Marx has recently died in a tragic biking accident. Who was responsible? Was it a ...
"The Late, Lamented Molly Marx" (I love the alliteral title) was a fairly quick read, and I'd categorize it under "Chick Lit Mystery." There were no scary scenes, no gory parts. Molly Marx has recently died in a tragic biking accident. Who was responsible? Was it a suicide? Was it murder? If so, was it the wealthy cheating husband? One of his mistresses? Her snooty mother-in-law? Her fling? Her sister? Her best friend?

The chapters toggle between Molly's life leading up to the accident and her life in the hereafter. Like Alice Sebold's "The Lovely Bones," the main character floats around as a ghost in the land of the living. She can see what's going on with those close to her and even hear their thoughts. She's determined to find out and remember what happened that resulted in her death.

Even in death, though, Molly finds humor: "I will, forever, be only six exits away from IKEA."

The characters and situations weren't very complex, but it was easy to remember who was who and what was going on. When I first started reading the novel, I enjoyed just following Molly along her path, but as the story went on, I became more and more intrigued by the mystery of "what happened." I was a little disappointed in the "Big Reveal" (and had to reread it twice), but still enjoyed the story nonetheless.

posted by eak321 on February 10, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

ok,but not great

I thought this would be a really good read just because of the concept and that was partly right. It was good just not really good.

posted by bitrsweety on August 1, 2009

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  • Posted July 18, 2009

    I guess you could say it was just not for me

    I read the rave reviews and I guess I was expecting more. It is very well written but it just did not grab me at all. I would not buy it again. I would not buy it paying paper back prices even. I do not like book that leave me hanging at the end and this one definately does. I guess I expected too much and was let down. It just did not work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2009

    Just Okay

    I was so excited to read this novel before I bought it! Now that I've read about 3/4 of the way through it, I'm not so excited. The novel drags. It's like reading a bunch of loose ends. Some of the characters are endearing, but the writing is too scattered for the reader to truly get to know them. If you like an extremely easy read that leans towards fluff, you might like this book.

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