Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Book Review - "A Hundred Summers" by Beatriz Williams (#5 - 2015)


A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

In 1931 two socialites (friends since they were children, but really don't have that much in common) go and watch a college football game.  Lily, the main character, meets Nick who played in the game and it was love at first sight.  Nick is Jewish and Lily's family absolutely insists they end the relationship.  Budgie, her friend (or is it frenemy) comes in and out of the story, throwing in wrenches here and there.  Look, here's the bottom line, I detested this book.  There, I said it.  I can't believe it's gotten such good reviews on Amazon (which is part of the reason I hunted it down at the library).  None of the characters are likable, the author uses the word "limbs" to the point where I wanted to throw the book against the wall.  I kept reading because I kept thinking it would get better - spoiler alert - it never does.  Add to that a deeply unsatisfying ending and I would recommend you skip this one!

1 comment:

  1. Oh no, I hate it when a book that you've had such high hopes for is a flop. I'll stay away from this one!

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