Six Weeks to Toxic
Bess is cute and quirky, a struggling sound artist with a punk rock past and a penchant for pop philosophy. Maxine is a sleek, strapping journalist living the good life. Despite their different lifestyles, they ve been best friends for 16 years. New Year's Day 2000, where the story opens, begins with a headache and a hangover. Bess finds herself facing 35, single, struggli
"The cabbie was yapping away on a cellphone, contributing to what would no doubt by the vast incidence of cab driver brain cancer in 2025. We were keeping our floozy murmurs safely tucked well behind his Arabic chatter in case he was a proponent of shariah law and wanted us sluts stoned to death. Sometimes I though Maxi and I simply lived to be the diametric opposite of two females in the Saudi hinderland."
McCormack's Maxi and Bess ...more
The Plot: It's the turn of the millennium (cue up the Third Eye Blind) and Bess is feeling a little inadequate, with her 35th birthday just six weeks away. She's unbelievably single, still at the junior tier of her career as a foley artist, and living in a rented apartment with a landlord that happens to be her best friend - a polished if slightly inse ...more
The only reason why I'm giving it one star is because this author actually found someone to publish this crap.
full confession: i picked up this book at the library used book sale because it has pretty ti ...more
This book was set in Toronto and being Canadian, I found some of the Canadian references pretty amusing. That said, the rest of the writing style just wasn't quite there. The author liked to throw in som ...more
The story had its moments, but you know at from the beginning that the best friends will be no more by the end. The intrigue is in the sidelines, with the romances. And there are a lot of plot holes in the best parts.
Not the greatest book, but it was s ...more
The author, who clearly has a graduate degree in English, tries rather too hard with her highfalutin adjectives and her clever references to critical theorists, but the book's a good trashy-ish read.
A much better book about female friendships is Elizabeth Hay's short story collection, Small Change.