3 Stars | Adult | Fiction
In her own words, she allows herself to be a "prisoner in a miserable life", and continually forgives those who've harmed her because "forgiveness is vital"...to prevent "more unnecessary pain" and "hate doesn't work for me. I can't hate." I mention this part in particular, because it sounds a bit like my life, and so it resonated with me a great deal.
There were some parts that disrupted the flow because of an added, or missing, word. For example:
"Perhaps you I will forgive you..."
It is a bit of a macabre read, depressing, which matches the excellent cover art. The writing, when narrating, was quite nice (if not a bit bleak), but when it came to the dialogue, I cringed nearly every time. What happened to the easy flow with which the author wrote when narrating, I asked myself--repeatedly. Here's an example:
"Oh gosh! So nice of you. What a genuine gentleman. How gallant you are.'
(Oh, instead of using " ", the author uses ' ', which isn't correct. Anyway, on with the dialogue)
'Why did you divorce her?' 'Oh, she is so dense. Oh, boy, then she was having an affair with someone from the clinic. I can't take such betrayal. I do everything for her. S**t, then she can only complain. I got tired of her untidiness; jeez, the home was never in proper order or clean. All her stupid boxes.' 'Strange. Ha, ha, perhaps she likes boxes.'
For me, this tanks what could very well be a decent read. But by mid-way through the book, I was cringing a lot because the dialogue was horrible. If the author could have narrated the book throughout, it may have garnered more stars from me. As it is now, it needs work.
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