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Old 09-02-2018, 07:00 PM
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Is this your review Fishy?

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Old 09-02-2018, 07:05 PM
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Before ordering this novel, I had read O'Neill's previous book, "Asking for It." A difficult subject, but very well handled; this led me to hoping that her latest offering would be just as good. About half way through this one, I had to admit defeat and not finish it.
There are a few reasons why I struggled so much with this book. Firstly, the writing; the novel is meant to be an examination of obsession, but I felt that there was really no explanation as to why she fell for Matthew in the way that she did. He was a horrible character, full of clichés and very predictable. Having said that, so was Sarah. She comes across as very immature, very needy, selfish, horrible. Now, although I am aware that characters are not always perfect - I wouldn't want them to be - I do have to feel some kind of connection to them, to make me care about their story and what happens. With this novel, I just didn't care. The, to me, is not the deep exploration of an obsessive love, rather it is a surface-scraping retelling of someone who never seems happy with what she has.
I cannot recommend this book, sorry.

I wonder is Sarah autobiographical?
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:09 PM
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Before ordering this novel, I had read O'Neill's previous book, "Asking for It." A difficult subject, but very well handled; this led me to hoping that her latest offering would be just as good. About half way through this one, I had to admit defeat and not finish it.
There are a few reasons why I struggled so much with this book. Firstly, the writing; the novel is meant to be an examination of obsession, but I felt that there was really no explanation as to why she fell for Matthew in the way that she did. He was a horrible character, full of clichés and very predictable. Having said that, so was Sarah. She comes across as very immature, very needy, selfish, horrible. Now, although I am aware that characters are not always perfect - I wouldn't want them to be - I do have to feel some kind of connection to them, to make me care about their story and what happens. With this novel, I just didn't care. The, to me, is not the deep exploration of an obsessive love, rather it is a surface-scraping retelling of someone who never seems happy with what she has.
I cannot recommend this book, sorry.

I wonder is Sarah autobiographical?
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:20 PM
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Before ordering this novel, I had read O'Neill's previous book, "Asking for It." A difficult subject, but very well handled; this led me to hoping that her latest offering would be just as good. About half way through this one, I had to admit defeat and not finish it.
There are a few reasons why I struggled so much with this book. Firstly, the writing; the novel is meant to be an examination of obsession, but I felt that there was really no explanation as to why she fell for Matthew in the way that she did. He was a horrible character, full of clichés and very predictable. Having said that, so was Sarah. She comes across as very immature, very needy, selfish, horrible. Now, although I am aware that characters are not always perfect - I wouldn't want them to be - I do have to feel some kind of connection to them, to make me care about their story and what happens. With this novel, I just didn't care. The, to me, is not the deep exploration of an obsessive love, rather it is a surface-scraping retelling of someone who never seems happy with what she has.
I cannot recommend this book, sorry.

I wonder is Sarah autobiographical?
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:36 PM
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When everything fell apart, I fell too but I fell on my tits,

Did a double take there, disappointed.

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Old 10-02-2018, 01:45 PM
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When everything fell apart, I fell too but I fell on my tits,

Did a double take there, disappointed.

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Lol - just an opportunity to plug her new book.
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:25 PM
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Lol, no. I do admire his semicolon usage, though.
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:28 PM
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When everything fell apart, I fell too but I fell on my tits,

Did a double take there, disappointed.

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Women are always going on about how much strength they have. If so, why are they always crying and losing arm wrestling competitions?
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:33 PM
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Women are always going on about how much strength they have. If so, why are they always crying and losing arm wrestling competitions?
I believe the Bull Hayes has been known to cry!
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:37 PM
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I believe the Bull Hayes has been known to cry!
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