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Mercury in Retrograde

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2009

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    pleasantly predictable

    I am not familiar with the author's work for Page Six in the New York Post, but as a person who has long regarded the Post as a slop rag, I commend Ms. Froelich's need to reach out in the novel world. It gave me a better understanding of why, during the OJ trial, as a friend of Marcia Clark I was interviewed,and not one quote was accurate. The words were all turned around to the rags editorial spin. My kind words would not sell the paper. I imagine much of this book is drawn from parts of the author's very public life and her work environment. This book shows three working girls trying to make it in the Big Apple. A difficult thing to do when you are NICE. Sex sells, scandal sells, bitterness and mockery sell. It is full of name dropping, current fashion fads, and the editorial butchery done in the media. The main characters are really likeable and surrounding cast of characters familiar . We all know someone in this book. The plot was predictable, but fun. Definitely a chick flick type of book complete with happy endings. I guess it just that lately I've read too many of them.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2009

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    Not bad but with flaws

    Initially I really didn't like the book, maybe the fact that the word p@nis all ready appeared at the bottom of the first page, to me chick lit is supposed to be warm and fun, fuzzy and hilarious with a real sparkle and this felt like a narrative of the characters and why their lives are so whacky. Once I got into the book more I was laughing at some parts, especially when the meeting at Y magazine where Lena Lippencrass works ( socialite wanna be) was going over latest beauty trends and the words "pig embryo cream" popped up, now that was funny, I saw some comedic brilliance there. Overall I don't like chick lit books that read like an issue of Star magazine or In Touch or Us weekly...the writing here wasn't as strong, it felt a little rushed and not as lush and well rounded, I guess I compare all chick lit books to the authors that I all ready love, such as Emily Giffin or Marian Keyes, and so many these days are just okay, a passable way to pass time, but when I favor going to sleep early over reading a book then I know it's the book that's at fault, usually I forgo beauty sleep for reading, which matters to me more. The author was adding horoscope readings for each damsel in distress, kinda weird and distracting to me, it told me nothing that I couldn't guess all ready...

    Overall this is a cute story, with some colorful characters and funny situations but it took me a while to warm up to it, if it wasn't a Vine book I would probably give up and not finish, but I dislike to leave things unread unless they really suck. I had a hard time relating to the main characters or Penelope, Lena and Dana because they looked more like characters in a book than real people, each one was a bit cookie cutter and separate from the other, I think whether someone's richer or poorer, a snob or a passive snail, they all share characteristics and are similar in some ways, here they were all clearly very different, merely parts in a play.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Escapist summer reading

    I lost interest at some spots, but the event towards the middle to end of the novel drew me back in.

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  • Posted January 7, 2011

    Dont Bother

    Thank God I bought this book on the 50% off sale rack. I am up to page 40 and still deciding if I should just can it or continue in hopes that it will get a little bit better. The characters are confusing and stupid. I dont see any humor in this book so far . I guess the humor is in the author making money on this pile of junk

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

    Chick Lit at its worst!

    This book is a poorman's Sex and the City, but just doesn't make it. Characters are hollow and the plot is weak. Don't waste your money on it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2009

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    This book was just OK. It had a predictable story line.

    This story is somewhat of a "Sex in the City" theme but it is not that as good. The story of the 3 women is somewhat predictable and in some cases unbelievable. It was not a bad book if you had nothing else to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2009

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    So Much Fun!

    A fan of anything to do with New York City life, I found this book to be an absolute treat. The characters are delightfully full of their own issues and challenges as they tackle the less than perfect circumstances life (Mercury) has thrown them into. Together, the 3 women in the book offer a healthy balance of quirks, brains, beauty, and passion that fully pulled me into their world. I am a big fan of Froelich's first book, It!, am thrilled with her first novel, and look forward to the next! Mercury in Retrograde is a fantastic fun read!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2009

    absolutely fun to read

    This book was so much fun to read and had heart. Well written, not one extraneous sentence, a REALLY GOOD READ. I'll be looking for her second book.

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