Monday, May 10, 2010
On the Nightstand
Commencement was just terrible. It's of The Group genre (remember how good that was?) and I could barely get through it. It had received some good reviews in Bookmarks so I persisted. Four vastly different young women, none of them credible in the least, meet on moving-in day at Smith College, become inseparable, and then reconoiter four years after graduation at the first of their weddings. Not only were the women charicatures and ridiculous, the author didn't make Smith seem like a place I wish I'd sent my daughter to! I just saw today in the Times that it is now available in paperback.
Save your money, friends. Save your money.
The inside was less so. A fictional account built on a real relationship between two female paleontologists who did their thing long before such activities were acceptable for women, the story was written well, but just wasn't very interesting or captivating. Again, I stayed with it because I hoped for improvement. Better than Commencement by far, but still way short of the earlier Chevalier books that I've read.
I liked Triangle enough to pick up Weber's newest book, True Confections, which I put right back down, lickety split. Couldn't get past the second chapter.
On the nightstand presently are Galileo's Daughter and Gail Godwin's Unfinished Desires. Neither has been opened as yet.
But that won't be the case for long
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Monday, May 10, 2010