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Summer Reading by Hilma Wolitzer
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Mar 19, 2012

did not like it
Read from March 17 to 19, 2012

1 1/2 stars. Easy to read, but painful at times. The author chose three connected women in vastly different stations of life, but all in the Hamptons in summer. A chapter apiece type of set-up. Which is fine. Not so fine was how everything had to be tinged by sex. It pervaded every aspect of the story but was completely unnecessary. As if it was really the author who has sex pervade every part if her life. Weird. And the older retired professor woman was really so pathetic that I can't imagine a character like her truly existing in real life. Most of the characters seemed a bit like caricatures. Not fully developed humans. I don't know. I guess people like this must exist, but sheesh. Ok. Not worth more of my time. Why did I finish it? Because I have a hard time abandoning books. And because I wanted to see Lissy and Michelle end up ok. (the other 2 main characters). Which I think they did.

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