Thursday, July 15, 2010

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

I was reading American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld and I'm sorry to say, I just couldn't finish it. While I enjoyed reading parts of this book, parts of it were very boring. I feel that this book is just too long and drawn out... it just seems to go on and on and the big events don't seem interesting enough. I also felt that because this book is obviously loosely based on the lives of George W. and Laura Bush, that none of it was new... If you've seen W. the film, you've basically learned most of the major events in this book, at least up to page 300 where I gave up.

If I had a lot of time to keep going back to this book, I probably would, but I have a bunch of books I'd like to get through before the end of the summer and this book was just taking too much time and not really worth it... so I gave up.

I've heard a lot of other people say they gave up on American Wife as well. Did you read it? Did you finish? I'd love to hear what you thought!

xoxo,
Pink Julep!
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4 comments

  1. I read it... Didn't like it... And I probably won't ever read it again... Oh well!

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  2. I really liked this book... but I didn't really know that it was about Laura Bush (which makes me an idiot, right?). But I did end up liking it!

    It was long though...

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  3. I finished it, but I had to force myself to. It was really good in the beginning and I couldn't put it down, then it got really, really slow. It was worth finishing, in my opinion, but the last half of the book is nowhere near as good as the first.

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  4. i haven't read this, but i tried reading her book "Prep" and also couldn't get into it....not sure what that's about. Sorry it was kind of a bust! Have you read "Local Girls" by Alice Hoffman? It's one of my all-time favorites!

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