Friday, September 14, 2007
After This - kookiejar's review
This book truly was a 'challenge'. It was a challenge to stay awake long enough to finish it.
I know I shouldn't say things like that, but it's the truth.
Here we follow the courtship and then marriage of John and Mary Keane. They end up having four children and we see little vingettes of their lives as they move through the landscape of 50's and 60's America.
The children grow and struggle as we all do and people will continue to do until we are extinct. Therefore, what is the new ground being broken here? None.
What is gripping or interesting or thought provoking about this novel? Nothing.
Someone else, with a different perspective needs to read this and tell me I'm wrong, but until then I'm giving this book 4 yawns.