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Dune Road by Jane Green
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Jan 04, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: audiobooked, 144booksin2010
Read in January, 2010

To sum this up in one word: ZZZZZZZZZzzzzz....

The blurb promises to move the reader from laughter to tears and back again. I never laughed and only cried tears of boredom. I was always waiting for this book to pick up but it never quite got there. Just when some kind of plot point began to move forward, the narrator stops and gives us an intricate look into the character's past thoughts, history, and motivations. The other misleading portion of the book blurb says that the main character would stumble upon a dark secret of the novelist she works for. This lead me to believe it would be kind of a mystery-drama. Wrong.

I find it somewhat funny that at one point Robert McClure, the famous author within the novel's premise, makes disparaging commentary on chick lit, which he says moves from the shallow exploits of Manhattan fashionistas to the cliche sob stories of women in unhappy marriages trying to discover their identities & deal with marriage/divorce. Um...hello, Jane Green? Are you serious?

And oh the agonizing over the economy ad nauseam. Gah.

I've read other books by Green before and expected a fun story, but this was just too dramatic. It took itself WAY too seriously.
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