Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Chatter: A Novel” as Want to Read:
Chatter: A Novel
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Chatter: A Novel

2.51  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Michael and Sarah's marriage is already in trouble. But the revelation that Michael has a daughter he's never mentioned—and only just met—pushes their relationship to the breaking point. His secrecy about the past, his compulsion to visit his ex-lover, and the sudden presence of his beautiful, grown daughter in their lives drives Sarah to search for the truth—a search that ...more
Hardcover, 245 pages
Published October 23rd 2007 by Algonquin Books (first published 2007)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Chatter, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Chatter

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jun 24, 2013 Harvey rated it it was ok
- written in an interesting (well...initially interesting) but eventually irritating style of conversational chatter (fractured dialogue and unfinished conversations)
- a troubled marriage
- a husband with a grown daughter that he has never mentioned
- a wife's brief affair
- interestingly...this particular physical book had a 'factory defect' and pages were numbered 1 through 182, then 215 through 245, and then 215 through 245 AGAIN. I don't think that reading the missing 33 pages would have made a
This is a grab it off the library shelf book described as "Smartly plotted and stylishly paced ... it gives us a bright Doppler reading of the way we live now" - what the heck does that mean. The writing style is very different and I guess the main point of how we live now is no one listens to anyone and everyone is absorbed in their own fantasy world.
Dec 14, 2008 Lindsey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lindsey by: Santa
I think my dad works with the author's husband, so that's how I got it. The book is pretty interesting, although not one I'd necessarily pick out on my own.

It made me think about the nature of relationships and how open or assertive people should/ need to be with their partner.
Aug 27, 2008 Kris rated it did not like it
Worst book I've read ina long time.
Deb Christenson
Driven by dialogue, this book may intrigue you or frustrate you as the characters and plot must be read between the lines--of the chatter that goes on between a husband and wife.
weird bad depressing book - but easy to read and should be over soon - i have to finish a book once i start it my compulsion for this is irksome with this novel!
May 27, 2010 Deb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fiction informed by the disconnect of today's world, both societal and marital.
Pamela Woodruff
Pamela Woodruff rated it did not like it
Feb 04, 2014
Gillian rated it liked it
Nov 19, 2008
Liz rated it did not like it
Nov 12, 2009
Julie rated it it was amazing
Apr 26, 2008
Judy rated it really liked it
Jun 15, 2009
Barb rated it really liked it
Nov 28, 2014
Karen Brown
Karen Brown rated it liked it
Feb 06, 2010
Emily rated it it was ok
Jun 30, 2009
Miriam rated it really liked it
Jun 14, 2008
Jacki rated it did not like it
Apr 29, 2013
Matthew rated it liked it
Oct 07, 2013
David Butler
David Butler rated it it was ok
Mar 22, 2013
Melissa rated it it was ok
Feb 15, 2014
Anne rated it really liked it
Nov 10, 2009
Jess rated it it was ok
Jul 13, 2007
Nancy Sirvent
Nancy Sirvent rated it it was ok
May 09, 2009
Chiara Piovan
Chiara Piovan rated it liked it
Jul 27, 2011
Lynn rated it liked it
Oct 22, 2011
Cindy rated it really liked it
Apr 10, 2013
Katie Morton
Katie Morton rated it did not like it
Apr 29, 2008
Briane rated it did not like it
Jul 19, 2012
Sandy rated it liked it
Nov 26, 2009
Anne Fox
Anne Fox rated it it was ok
Nov 08, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book