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  • Posted November 12, 2011

    Okay story, but a bit slow and depressing.

    The story was quite relevant - long married couple gets bored with each other and then is rocked by the economic crisis. But too many tough situations arose within one family to make it realistic. I would prefer one to two of the storylines to have more detail and character development. I listed to the book on CD and thought I must be missing some CDs because I only had one left to listen to and there were a lot of open ends. The story unfolded slowly, and then BAM it was all neatly tied up in one or two chapters. Kept me busy while exercising at the gym, but not a great read.

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    Great idea-poor delivery

    I find it commendable that an author decieded to write about the obvious recession as well as a marriage's frissures exposed in this novel. The delivery of this book was poor and at times I considered putting it down reasoning that I could be spending my time more enjoyably. However, I'm glad I didn't. Ms.Buchan satisfies all the issues introduced and I felt this book would be best delivered in a person by person, not a chapter book. Overall, I like the idea of it and feels it does need work. Her writing reminds me of Jane Green.

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

    Couldn't finish it...

    I really disliked this book. I simply could not get through it and at last just put it down, it was not worth the time. About halfway through, the characters were still agonizing and whining over the same things, having made no progress whatever. This might be true in real life, but in a novel, I expect some forward movement. I started skipping ahead huge chunks, 10 then 30 pages, only to find them still picking at the same scabs. It was, in my opinion, just unreadable. Finally, there wasn't one personality in the book that I warmed to; they were--every one of them--self-indulgent, self-pitying, insular and over-privileged. Profoundly unlikeable characters. Just not for me.

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