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Matrimony by Joshua Henkin
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Jul 28, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: ohmylove-romance-relationships
Read in September, 2011

Okay so sometimes to spice up my reading I find a book I liked an aspect of and go on Amazon to annoymously read their "Top Reviewers" and what hype they give a book based on their similarity to a book I have read..this week I chose The Embers and I was recommended that I try to read Matrimony and so I tried, and I didnt like it too much..The everyday, common life we all live is what I was interested in reading about, how a couple grows together and learns to love and trust but you feel cheated here...This is the story of two sets of college sweethearts and best friends Julian and Carter and their girlfriends Mia and Pilar respectively. It follows the boys as they meet, and eventually find the women they choose to spend their lives with and I chose to follow them. The characters dont feel as well developed as the story does if that makes any sense and though there are detailed descriptions and flashbacks of conversations and probable thoughts and intentions there is never enough to say you KNOW these characters and they seem flat and silly in their betrayals and secrets..If you can imagine going along for a ride impressed by others opinions of how fabulous this place is and how beautiful and scenic the drive will be and when its all said and done it was just a long tree lined road and you feel let down by the drive and the destination--I wanted to love this book not just for the story but for the way the writing would illuminate and make me feel the characters but sadly I didn't..Not really recommended but would search around for more books like this one or maybe more on a different subject by this author...
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