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1.0 out of 5 stars Total waste of paper/time, November 9, 2007
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I read this for my book club and the person who suggested it called it "the sex book". So that was the first disappointment as there really was little to no sex or sexiness or even love making in it. It was 200+ pages of -- as another reviewer put it -- a self absorbed mother agonizing over something that didn't seem a really big deal -- except of course because she was and had made it a big deal. I guessed the "secret" almost right away so there wasn't even that suspense. I wouldn't bother with it if I were you.
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Initial post: Jan 3, 2008 2:09:42 PM PST
canmus says:
But Elizabeth, you missed the point !!! Yes we can all guess the secret right away, but the beauty of the book lies in WHY it has escalated (innocently) into this ordeal/ dilemma that is being narrated. There is not SUPPOSED to be any suspense !!!! Yes, it might be "slow" which when you plod on you will agree really it is NOT, but it is a real examination of a mothers feelings on motherhood and all the "baggage" that comes with it!! She is not BEING self absorbed. I think we are meant to reflect and ponder on what OUR feelings/insights/reactions/thoughts/actions might be were we to be in the same situation. Nothing more. And as you saw, in the end the twins reaction is irrelevant to us.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2009 10:36:29 PM PDT
I agree--there is not supposed to be any suspense. The suspense bit is Paula's problem not the reader's, or at least shouldn't be.

Steve Schwartz
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