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Living Room by Rachel Sherman
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Jun 01, 10

Read from May 24 to 27, 2010

A story told from three different perspectives, spanning three generations, this book was just OK. Even though the daughter ends up in the hospital, the mother faces sexual ambiguity and questions about where her life went off track, and the grandmother dies... it felt like nothing really happened.

Where Rachel really dropped the ball was voice. The three female characters were so different, yet their seperate chapters were all writen in the same style, with the same attitude. I feel like she had a great opportunity to really dig into these women's psyches and transport the reader; instead, the entire book felt like it was written by a 20-something artist. Which it was. Which didn't really do much for me.
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05/24/2010 page 77
26.74% "The sections focusing on the family grandmother infuriate me... just like real old people do... so, props for that."

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