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Lucy efface tout
by Caroline Preston (Goodreads Author)
Lucy Crocker est une ex-bibliothécaire pour enfants, totalement hermétique au monde des logiciels, qui devient cybergourou en inventant un jeu révolutionnaire, onirique et non violent... Mais Lucy Crocker est aussi une femme au bord de la crise de nerfs, qui doute de ses enfants rivés à leur console et de son mari obsédé par sa carrière et les massages tantriques de sa col ...more
Paperback, 439 pages
Published April 18th 2001 by Nil Editions
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Dec 19, 2007 Jennifer rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: someone looking for a light read
Lucy Crocker's life is falling apart. She is having trouble designing a follow-up to her best-selling video game, Maiden Quest (a game she developed with her husband, Ed, that saved his software company). As if designer's block wasn't enough, she discovers that her husband is dallying with Crocker Software's PR director (a hot young thing named Ingrid) AND she catches her twin sons surfing porn sites on the Internet. This perfect storm of events causes Lucy to question the choices she made over ...more
Instead of this being about a female game designer, like I'd hoped, it ended up being about a woman who had no interest in game design at all, did it in the first place entirely by accident, spends all her time wallowing in nostalgia and avoiding her responsibilities in the manner of a 10-year-old, and wishing that her computer loving sons would go outside more and love computers less.
I got this from the $1 bin at half priced books and wasn't expecting much when I started it. It was surprisingly good. It is about 2 people who get married and each end up as a person they don't like. They end up doing things without regard for others and little remorse. I expected it from the teenagers in the book but not the adults. In the end, life lessons are learned and they come full circle while having all grown in the process. The characters in this book made me think about how often all ...more
Very good. A new to me author with a tale that captivated me from the beginning. I was a little disheartened that both partners infidelities were dismissed so lightly, and that the moral seemed to be that two wrongs DO somehow make a right, but other than that, I was impressed with the realism of the tale. Great character development, and very ingaging in its telling. I will certainly look for more of Preston works in the future.
I liked it well enough. Mostly I relate to the main character that my kids spend too much time online and I am weary of the computer obsession in my home. I wish I could banish them to camp and hide out in a lakeside cabin carrying on an illicit affair with my hot ex.
As a girl growing up in Lake Forest, Illinois, Caroline Preston used to pore through her grandmother’s and mother’s scrapbooks and started collecting antique scrapbooks when she was in high school. She attended Dartmouth College and received a master’s in American Civilization from Brown University. Inspired by her interest in manuscripts and ephemera, she worked as an archivist at the Peabody/Ess ...moreMore about Caroline Preston...