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  • Posted September 22, 2012

    Boring, childish, predictable.

    The premise of this book had my interest; three guys in a bar make a bet over who can get the girl sitting all alone. She chooses the only likeable one of the three, and so the story begins. We learn she has an abusive husband, and the reader sees she might use these guys to get rid of him.
    That's it. Nothing else happens although people get beat up and wave guns around a lot. They also drive a lot. They flashback a whole lot.
    I cut from the middle of the book to the end, hoping something would happen, but no luck. I started reading again at the climactic scene, and although I has skipped a lot, I hadn't missed anything I needed to know. The ending is completely predictable, but the people are so unlikable, you don't care who wins or loses.
    Fielding does not leave one character cliche unturned. The Army vets are all wackos, all parents are abusive/neglectful/crazy/sadistic/sexually exploitative. Women are victims. All mean are beasts. And amid all the flashbacking there is very little action to propel the story along. You just go from one tiresome memory to the next. There is one unintentionally funny scene where one of the guys is working in a gym as a personal trainer and flashing back while he works with a client. It's downright dangerous. He tells her how many reps to do based on hotel room numbers he remembers and the like. It was the highpoint of the book.
    Others have said that Fielding used to be a favorite author and I'll probably try an older one. As for The Wild Zone, even if it's free you should get a refund.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2011


    I have read many of Joy Fielding's books and enjoyed them, but this one was the WORST. I'm not prudish, but what is with all the swear words on almost every page! Don't we hear excessive bad language in the movies and TV, do we have to read them too? Not me! Couldn't finish it--characters, plot and writing were horrible. Hope she does better in her future books.

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  • Posted December 1, 2010


    Why do authors we love and enjoy reading a dozen of their books, sometimes twice, do they suddenly change their genre and dish up stuff that was the go some thirty years ago? Her last couple of offerings were not worth more than a few chapters. Used to be rivetting and difficult to put down, but not so now. This sort of stuff you can read about in newspapers.

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  • Posted November 19, 2010

    Very disappointing!!

    Definitely not her best work. Could not even finish it......sooo boring and predictable!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010


    What a DISAPPOINTMENT. I have read and always have enjoyed reading books by the author, Joy Fielding. But if she continues writing like she did in this book, I will no longer purchase her books. After ten pages I would have liked to have returned the book and received a full refund. I am continuing to read-now on page 100-because I do not want to waste the money I spent with this purchase. I will NOT RECOMMEND this book to anyone. I do not enjoy the language the characters use. The plot of the book is acceptable and so are the characters-but NOT THE LANGUAGE.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2010

    The Wild Zone

    I can hardly believe Joy Fielding wrote this book. It is so unlike her other books. I did not like the characters, the plot, the vulgar language, or anything about this book.

    I am thankful I did not buy the book, but got it from the library.

    You are one of my favorite authors.

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