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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 August 1, 2009

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    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Okay

    Not the most engaging read and far more wordy than it needs to be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    I enjoyed reading this book

    I picked this up for a change of pace from the mysteries I usually read. I really liked this book. That is until the end. I was dissapointed with the way it was all wrapped up. I do like a book that ties up all the ends. I am still glad that I read the book, just a little sad by the ending.

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  • Posted September 23, 2009

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    This is a very light read. It is a story of a deceased woman, her life cut short in mystery. Suicide? Homocide? Accident? The "Jewishness" was way overdone. There was a good thread in the story line, but grew tiresome in all the "Chanel" and brand name "things" as well.

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