Saturday, May 15, 2010
Posted by Ashley
... what curiosity kills
the conversation. It's fast and furious and flippant and fun.
the relationship that Mary and Octavia have with their parents.
the voice of it. Passages like:
Kathryn Ann was forty-four when she had Marjorie and Mags. Long story short: She built herself a career and then remembered she wanted kids. But her ovaries were like, What?
crack me up.
I didn't love:
the awkwardness of some of the story elements. It's just not very tidy. Several things about it feel too patched-together. Like when Nick suddenly leeches onto Mary. I thought that whole destined-for-you romance was too forced, too sudden, too weird. And Ling Ling's whole lip-syncing for Grandpa in a tank top ... what was that all about? There were just weird, sudden, patchy things about the story.
All in all, too teen-ish, trying-too-hard-to-be-the-next-Bella-and-Edward feeling in the romance department. Too fast and too unfinished. But some things I did like. That's my take.