Top critical review
Not worth the money.
on January 18, 2014
This was my bookclub's choice this month and I was super tentative going in. I had read bad reviews and the word "kissing" is in the title which raised a red flag with me. This book is weird. It is a collection of short stories that are all interrelated by the characters, the same apartment building they live in, the same restaurants they go to, etc. Most, if not all of the stories in this book are so misogynistic. (Is misogynistic even a word?) The men in this book tend to be smart and domineering and the women are so submissive. As I found myself about halfway in, I did start to enjoy the book a bit more because there were more connections being made with the characters and stories, but the book kind of makes me sick. I think the best story was near the end. It was about an orphan boy who is being raised by his 3 aunts. He has a special ability… kind of a superpower. He becomes a priest when he grows up. I thought this story was not as perverted or sexist as most of the others. It was more creative in my opinion. I know this book is going to raise eyebrows amongst the women in my group.
On a side note, I paid $7.99 for this on my kindle. This was the worst kindle book I have read in terms of typos and basic formatting. The book didn't even break to the next page when a new chapter started. There was just a line and then the next chapter. Many of the words weretyped likethis. I don't even think there was a title page. To me, this isn't acceptable for the publisher (Random House) or Amazon to sell an ebook in this state.