Friday, July 20, 2012
OK, last night was book club and the above was the book chosen for this month. So along with re-doing bathrooms, I was trying to get this read before we met, it is always a good idea to have read the book prior to discussion or it just might spoil the ending, ya think?? I do believe this may be number 1 on the Best Seller list, at least it was last week. Our group was really split on like/no like and it was definitely a love/hate relationship. Two of us did not like this book, one was split and the rest loved it. I don't deny that the story was a page turner, and it definitely had it's twists and turns but what I did not like were the characters, a man and a wife. Granted there were other peripheral characters, police officers, family, a lover, TV personalities, lawyer but Nick and Amy (Amazing Amy) were pretty much it. And to sum it up with a quote from the book by Nick's lawyer, "You two are the most f_ _ _ _ ed up couple I have ever met." And they absolutely were. Both had issues, both had no redeeming qualities, and both deservedly needed some kind of comeuppance. (I guess that comes later) The language was a little raw for my taste, it's not that I consider myself a prude, but come on, do ya have to use f _ _ _ constantly? It kinda left a yucky taste in my mouth wondering if there are really these type of people and I am sure there are, sadly. Our discussion led us to the similarities of this book with the Lacy Peterson true life case, so yes, Scott Peterson is living proof that evil does exist. And omg I just saw the info about the shooting at the Batman movie in Colorado. "Gone Girl" is fiction, but this is real life. Prayers are there for the victims and families.
OK enough of that, on to more pleasant thoughts. I am off to see my sweetie and my daughter's new bathroom. She had a re-do too, you know what they say, like mother - like daughter. AND the temps are in the 80's today, that in itself is enough to celebrate.
Hop on over to my collaborative blog, Focusing on Life, and try to guess who's who...you might just win a prize.
"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you." ~ Carl Sandburg
Until next time......