Has Jodi Picoult finally taken a break - or maybe retired altogether - from her substandard pulp writing? The "most helpful" review - as I write this - was written by someone who had never gotten around to reading anything by Jodi Picoult, which means (s)he would have no idea what I'm even talking about. In the meantime, I'm flat broke, so until I get money to buy this or my local library has one available for checkout, I will patiently await notification of a response to this "discussion" that I've "started".
I never read anything by her before. but I know my mother loves her so I suspected I wouldn't. I put this book on the new kindle I bought her. she couldn't figure out how to use the paperwhite (she's 93, bad arthritis) so I figured I'd just keep it and read them. I have to say WOW! so far I love this book. I'm a quarter of the way in. I'll bet you've read it by now. hope you are not still so broke. We go through phases of that too. (Self employed artists/ craftsmen)
Going through the product reviews, it becomes clear that most of the negative reviews pertaining to her recent output are mainly concerned with the fact that Jodi Picoult has her own formula for writing novels, which a lot of people considered "original" when they first discovered her novels in the early ought-one's or whatever they're officially called(?...). I don't usually finish books, and hers are no exception. I got halfway through MY SISTER'S KEEPER and SALEM FALLS; I've read some legititmate complaints regarding SALEM FALLS which I didn't notice when reading it b/c I'm not well-read on a lot of aspects of the world beyond my home. I read kinda slow, so I get bored with the stuff I read. I'm reading SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY by Elliot Perlman right now, I've been reading it (slowly) for about 2 years, but I'm finally halfway through it, and I don't have any intention of not finishing it. I just haven't picked it up recently (it's been at least a month, I think). It's temping to read other things, but I know i should FINISH the darn thing, darn it (can't read two books simultaneously, don't know about everyone else...) BTW, I'm living on welfare, my sister bought me this computer about 5 years ago, so me being broke isn't exactly a phase. It's just a fact of life unless I just don't spend what I have, which, aside from bills (80% of my income), is a possibility, but I get anxious when I can't figure out where my money's going to go. I used to solve this by buying useless junk that I used to love as a teenager (music and movies I've grown out of), or stuff I wish I loved b/c it would "mean" that I'm smarter than I actually am, but I just recently found out that come 2025, give or take a few years, my welfare checks will no longer be arriving, so I'll have to either live with my sister or nowhere (homeless), so I'm sending my sister $30+ a month indefinitely, which I don't think will be against the law b/c she spent $500 + interest on that computer I have, so, really, I'm just repaying her for the computer I have, at least that's what I'll tell the police or whatever agency ask about it, if they do...uh...man, I just wrote my life story to a practical stranger...um...sorry(!/?)