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review 2018-09-14 21:11
Truly Madly Stupidly
Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty

This book made me want to stab something. 

 

Nobody in it was likeable except Tiffany the former stripper and her husband Vid, who spoke like Gru. Everyone else acted like elementary schoolers. The passive aggressiveness, the snide comments, the two-faced behavior. Nothing spoke of adults. And the children were monsters, with the exception of Dakota who didn't have much of a personality at all.

 

The plot was so transparent I could see my hand through it. I had it figured out within about 50 pages. Nothing makes me angrier than a short story that was stuffed to make a novel. This was a prime example. Too much cliche plot filler, too much fluff, too much everything. And none of it was even good. This should have been a novella of max 40 pages. Not 400. Your eyes just glaze after a while. And with the audiobook, it JUST. KEPT. GOING. Every time I thought it was done, it pulled a Return of the King, and popped back up. God. 

 

Yes, this was a overhyped popular book with little substance, one-dimensional characters and a plot any middle grade could see.

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text 2018-09-13 14:57
Reading progress update: I've listened 679 out of 1020 minutes.
Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty

Of course, the only character I like is Tiffany, the former stripper. 

 

But i can sort of sympathize with Erika.

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text 2018-09-12 22:45
Reading progress update: I've listened 400 out of 1020 minutes.
Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty

With this speed up to 1.75x, Vid sounds like Gru from Despicable Me. It's sort of ruining the moment. 

 

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text 2018-09-12 20:36
Reading progress update: I've read 75 out of 430 pages.
Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty

Erika and Oliver want Clementine to be their egg donor. Fun story: I donated eggs twice when I was in my early 20s at the most successful fertility clinic in West Tennessee. It's not a complicated process, but it involved a lot of shots. I got asked by people about how I could possibly just give away my eggs and not feel anything about it, and i just shrugged and told them the process was anonymous and I was paid well. Plus I was helping people make families. Logically I have way more eggs than I could ever turn into babies. Why waste them? The most they ever retrieved was 24. My ovaries were screaming.

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text 2018-09-11 22:14
Reading progress update: I've read 20 out of 430 pages.
Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty

How many more books am I going to start this week? I have no damn idea. But I have had this on my pile for ages. And since HBO seems to like this author, I figured I might as well give it a shot. So far it's your typical popular fiction with a missing memory thing going on. It's too early to tell if this is any good or yet another overhyped book.

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