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Lisa

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  • The Edible Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (98)

    Marian is determined to be ordinary. She lays her head gently on the shoulder of her serious fiancé and quietly awaits marriage. But she didn't count on an inner rebellion that would rock her stable routine, and her digestion. Marriage a la mode, Marian discovers, is something she literally can't stomach ... The Edible Woman is a funny, engaging novel about emotional cannibalism, men and women, and desire to be consumed.

    Doggy Bird says: "Dissapointed, not much to hang onto"
    "Very disappointed"
    Overall

    In the introduction to this book, Ms. Atwood says this is an early work of hers that was published years later -- after she had already published many of those for which she is famous. It shows. The plot is not compelling and you feel no affinity for the characters. I listened to it all the way through, hoping it would get better because everything else I have read of Ms. Atwood's I have enjoyed, but I grew to be actually annoyed by the characters. The conclusion resolves none of the tension the writer created and I was left disappointed by the journey. Aside from not liking the plot and characters, I felt the book contained way too much descriptor language that further burdened the flow. The writing didn't show much discipline and seemed to be mostly writing for writing's sake.

    22 of 25 people found this review helpful

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