All The Voices In My Head Kindle Edition
|Length: 114 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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Gloria meets a young man while in college and falls in love. A few months later, Eldon receives a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry and by the end of the year, Eldon has disappeared from her life.
Shortly thereafter, she meets Parker .. a musician with a band, a free-spirit, drop-dead gorgeous man. He also has secrets. When Gloria gets pregnant, he's excited and they marry. When the baby turns out to be a girl, Parker leaves .. he wanted a boy.
As far as I am concerned, at this point Parker is a jerk and I say Good Riddance. But Parker comes back and begs for another chance. Yes, she takes him back and she gets pregnant again. Hurray! It's a boy .. only a short time later the baby dies of SIDS and Parker is off and running again.
While Parker is doing his thing, Gloria raises her daughter, goes to school, makes something good of her life. Yes ... he comes back ...again. She gets pregnant .. again. A little like wash, rinse, repeat.
I didn't like the characters ... I thought she was weak where Parker was concerned and I don't understand why she put up with him. I still think he was a jerk, only now he's also an alcoholic and drug addict. The only person who resonated with me was her oldest daughter, Misty. Misty had a mouth and didn't hesitate to use it.
I did finish reading the book, although there were a few times I wanted to just stop and delete it off my kindle. I did persevere. I hated the ending. Overall, it was a depressive book for me.
The story is well-woven and moves swiftly. Characters are well drawn. Parker might just be one of the biggest jerks (not worst villain, but jerk) in literature. But these people do exist, and life is messy. Kudos on this point. The surprise ending certainly assures us of that. And like the ending of "The Catcher in the Rye" we'll have to wonder afterwards as a reader, "Was it worth it?" I had a few technical issues with some of the story's timeline that are easily fixed--I'm anal that way. And I did wish that some of the scenes could have been outside of narrative. The rating is on the edge of a 4 or 5, but considering I'll think about Gloria beyond the next few minutes, I'll give it a 5.