- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Scribner; First Edition edition (2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0340693061
- ISBN-13: 978-0340693063
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 9.5 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Lucy Crocker 2.0 Hardcover – Import, 2000
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With so much on her plate, it's not surprising that Ms. Preston loses track of a few of her storylines: the entry of an old boyfriend late in the game seems forced, and neither the reader nor Lucy benefits from the exchange. Further, Ms. Preston tells the story in alternating viewpoints between three of the four family members; the fourth character, one of the sons, seems oddly two-dimensional by comparison.
But despite these shortcomings, Lucy is a charming, engaging and well-told story, which I read in just a few sittings. Ms. Preston, how's the next one coming?
After many miscarriages, Lucy Crocker found solace in designing a #1 best-selling computer game, Maiden's Quest. Ed, her husband and founder of Crocker Software, encouraged her in this process, but is now nagging her about the sequel. But Lucy's got writer's block, cannot concentrate for the life of her, and therefore, the progress meeting with Crocker's game team did not go over so well. To top it all off, Lucy finds a questionable e-mail to Ed from his sexy employee, Ingrid. But that's not the end of it -- Lucy's twin boys, Benji and Phil, who run their own business installing software and designing websites for businesses, are spending their free time browsing porn sites. Oh yes -- Lucy is having a very bad day.
While Ed is away at a gamer's convention, Lucy decides to take control of her life that seems to be quickly unraveling. With a retreat to her father's old cabin at Little Lost Lake in Wisconsin, Lucy is certain to figure it all out. But Benji, Phil and Ed are in for some adventure of their very own....
I enjoyed this book a lot and thought it rang true about marriage and being a mom. Caroline Preston's writing style was very refreshing and made perfect sense. But there was something else about it that I can't quite pinpoint -- maybe it was the tone of a frustrated housewife that kept me turning pages. One thing is for sure: Lucy Crocker 2.0 is a journey of discovery. Readers will no doubt be glad they rode along.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Readers of Alice Hoffman and Katie fforde will enjoy this romping adventure. Lucy Crocker is experiencing secondary infertility and has a husband with a roving eye. Read morePublished on November 3, 2003 by Sonja Harken
The only believable character in this book is Lucy Crocker, who, luckily, is also the main character. Read morePublished on October 8, 2002 by M Nelson
This is a fun read -- perfect for the plane, beach, or rainy day. It's about marriage, motherhood, and redefining oneself. Read morePublished on November 7, 2001 by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys a story about motherhood, marriage and self-discovery, but with lots of humor and wit. Read morePublished on September 10, 2001 by N. Gargano
For a summer read at the lake, this is a great book to take along. It's light, well-paced, and entertaining, and you can leave it there to lighten your return luggage. Read morePublished on August 30, 2001 by V. Brader
I picked up this book on a whim for a light read and I could not put it down. While it may not appeal to everyone, I found the concept of a non-techno children's librarian... Read morePublished on May 30, 2001 by Elizabeth A. Harac
This book isn't Shakespeare, but it was a pleasant read, reminded me a bit of Amy and Isabelle. The author has a gift for writing, she makes you really see the settings. Read morePublished on January 13, 2001 by Amazon Customer
This is the type of book that's a real "comfort read" for me -- it's a step above formula romances, but it's definitely not Serious Lit. Read morePublished on November 6, 2000 by Kinsey Millhone
If you didn't see the ending to this story within the first 40 pages, you're in serious denial. This was the most contrived, laughably bad book I think I've read since Sweet Valley... Read morePublished on October 27, 2000