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And there are still many anticlimactic pages left after it is made.
The characters lack dimention, and I think Swift failed to capture the rich aspects of the relationship between the mother and children he was attempting to convey.
If a parent is not a bioligical father or mother the children may be so disallusioned that they will disown them?Give me a break.
Poorly reviewed novel, which is basically a monologue lasting 5-6 hours full of flashbacks and -forewards of a wife's nightly fears for the morning to come, while her husband... Read morePublished on November 18, 2012 by Alfred J. Kwak
Since I listened to this on tape in the car, it wasn't quite the waste of time it would have been if I'd spent time reading it. Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by Kathi Stingle
This book was disappointing, to say the least. The storyline is underwhelming and completely flat. The characters lack dimention, and I think Swift failed to capture the rich... Read morePublished on November 2, 2011 by Stephk
Does a reader owe anything to the writer? I think so, and that is why I waited for pages and pages and pages before deciding -- O phooey -- GET TO THE POINT! And I looked ahead. Read morePublished on February 14, 2011 by Cynthia Snowden
This is a short story expanded into a novel - a very long, tedious novel. Unless you want to be bored to sleep with stories about mundane grandparents, assorted other nondescript... Read morePublished on June 26, 2010 by Rizto
The "great" revelation that Paula and Michael will supposedly inflict on their sixteen year old twin children "tomorrow" is not the issue in this novel nor is it meant to be, even... Read morePublished on August 9, 2009 by Stephen Schwartz
What a total bore. At first, there's suspense, as you wonder what the heck this mother is dreading the next day. I expected something big and grand. Read morePublished on December 4, 2008 by K.H.
This novel consists of a woman (Paula Hook) lying awake in bed next to her sleeping husband, thinking about a revelation they plan to make to their 16-year-old twins the following... Read morePublished on August 30, 2008 by Lyle Morgan
I'm the person who sits to the very end of even horrible movies, hoping it will redeem itself in the end. I can't remember the last book I began and didn't finish. Read morePublished on July 24, 2008 by Faith