Monday, September 19, 2011
Not my style. I figured I'd enjoy this one because the idea of chaplettes sounded cute and I like illustrations. I assumed it would be a quick, funny read. I was right about the quick part at least. I wouldn't have been able to commit any more time to this book than the hour or two I spent reading it. It's not that the writing was bad, it was just weird. In my opinion it was trying way too hard to be different and quirky. The author's insertion of herself into the story was weird. I didn't like Wally or Imogene. The story didn't reveal anything to me about modern relationships. It's something different than the usual, but not necessarily in a good way.
Again, didn't do it for me. I didn't like any of the characters and I thought overall that it was boring. It's supposed to be humorous, but I just didn't get any of the humor. Other than the unique format, the book was really just day to day life of average people. Nothing really happens to them. I didn't pick up on any commentary on life or relationships in the story and it wasn't interesting enough to keep my attention for the plot itself.
Do not recommend.
Posted by Julie G at 7:27 PM