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Mercury in Retrograde
     

Mercury in Retrograde

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by Paula Froelich, Marguerite Gavin (Narrated by)
 

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When Mercury is in retrograde, the only guarantee is anything that can go wrong, will.

Penelope Mercury, an intrepid reporter at the New York Telegraph, has pounded the pavement for five years from city borough to borough, carrying out her boss's eccentric orders to break stories that seem inconsequential to

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Mercury in Retrograde 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Kasia_S More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Westsidernyc More than 1 year ago
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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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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