Nov 21, 08
Recommended to Kirsti by:
(sigh) Way too many people
Oprah Winfrey completists
This caused more controversy than any book my book group read. Half the group loved it, half hated it. I thought it could have easily been 100 pages shorter while telling the same story, and the only character I liked was the bad guy. Also, the symbolism was like getting smacked in the head with a Louisville Slugger.
The HR director where I used to work saw me leaving my copy at the company lending library.
"Didn't you LOVE that book?" she swooned.
"Well, some of my friends did, but to be honest, I didn't like it at all," I said.
She responded in a mild and pleasant tone of voice: "Well, I guess you've never been a fat girl, have you?"