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The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller
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Jan 03, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: fiction

I've had the same experience with both of the Sue Miller books I've read... this one and While I Was Gone. It starts out great, and I really do like Miller's handling of language, and then it all just goes wrong.

Another reviewer put it best... "uncomfortable". That's where these books take you -- to an uncomfortable place. And not the kind of uncomfortable where you think, "Oh, this is good for me, I need to learn something." No. It's just wrong somehow.

In both cases I've ended up completely disliking the protagonist, and closing the book with a deep feeling of dissatisfaction, like I took a vacation that started well and then ended with cockroaches on the walls and hair in my food.
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January 3, 2008 – Shelved
January 3, 2008 – Shelved as: fiction
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February 22, 2008 – Finished Reading

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