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The First Wives Club by Olivia Goldsmith
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Jan 18, 11

bookshelves: 2011-reads, fiction-literature

I think the most interesting aspect of this novel is the person who wrote it. Olivia Goldsmith went thru a messy divorce which prompted the writing of this and many other novels where women are treated badly by the men in their lives, the men leave and the women end up better off. In this case, revenge is sweet. Sadly, the novelist died in 2004 due to complications from plastic surgery. This novel was just OK for me. The plot was interesting, the characters were likeable enough but there was something missing. It just didn’t go deep enough for me. At times the plot was choppy. The First Wives Club was formed when 3 New York Elites are dumped by their husbands and then seek revenge. I bet a lot of scorned women out there, who read this book, were caught up in the sweetness of revenge. This, I’m sure, was responsible for it’s immense popularity. It probably wasn’t for the literary talent.

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01/09/2011 page 56
12.0% "I'm on a roll. 2 trashy novels in a row!"

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