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Le Divorce by Diane Johnson
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Sep 30, 2007

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Recommended for: Francophiles
Read in September, 2007

First, a confession--I only read about 150 pages of this book, the rest I heavily skimmed. If I could have given it two and a half stars, I would have. This book starts out promising, but it gets awfully muddled about halfway through. The author doesn't seem to know whether she wants to write a serious book--hence, all the literary epigraphs that begin each chapter--or a saucy one, given the shockingly smutty way in which she describes sex (and I say shocking only because it doesn't match the rest of the book in tone). The plot twists and easy resolutions were pat, and I am really disappointed that I didn't like this more.
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