The story isn't a story of a happy marriage. It was a selfish non-committal relationship. The whole book is about how they weren't married. This book is a farce.
Pretty much as mono-toned as you can get.
It did make me realize that my real marriage is actually not that bad. At least we are committed to it.
This book tries to glorify everything that isn't marriage and tries to make it sound like a successful marriage. There is actually nothing in this book that talks about their marriage. It is a story of ostrich-head-in-the-sand denial of the real situation. This woman has never had to grow up.
I am trying to find words to describe how bad this book was. I am at a loss. The book started off nicely, but once Mr. Theroux left Europe, it became a trudging misery. All it was a long drawn out pompous pondefication about child prostitution, bashing of christian missionaries, bashing of President Bush, bashing of other authors. It was murderous to get through this book.
For all his pompous "horror" of child prostitution, he certainly was able to find it, over and over and over.
The last part is only 7 hours long but it took literally 3 months to get through. Honestly, if I could have gnawed off my own ears, I would have. If this book was any more boring it would be required reading in 8th grade!
No, not the genre. But you would never get me to read Paul Theroux again. Not for $1,000,000.00, not if you had a gun to my head, not if you were waterboarding me with lava!
No, the narration dragged on right along with the story.
Stay away... stay far far away!
I must be getting old, but at one point I just couldn't listen any more. I have kids and the horror that the author was able to inflict even on fictional children I just could not stomach. I couldn't finish the book.
No. Unlike other collections of interesting coincidences, this book is over opinionated and slanted to the author's personal views.
It was less then 2 hours, and it became background noise after 30 mins.
Oh Good Lord I hope not.
Got it because it was free.
Wrote a review because it was so unimpressive.
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