From the author of the critically acclaimed What Alice Forgot comes a wonderfully fun, insightful novel about the crazy things we do for love.
Ellen O’Farrell is a bit unusual. She’s a hypnotherapist. She’s never met her father. And she can’t seem to keep a relationship going. (Okay, that’s more normal that we want to admit.) When Ellen meets Patrick, she’s hopeful nevertheless. But when he says he needs to tell her something, she fears the worst.
When Patrick reveals that his ex-girlfriend is stalking him, Ellen thinks, "Is that all? Actually, that’s kind of neat." She’s more intrigued than frightened. What makes a supposedly smart, professional woman behave this way? She’d love to meet her. What she doesn’t know is that she already has.
©2012 Liane Moriarty (P)2012 Penguin
Frist off my name is Cynthia. My husband is Mike, but he has never been a member.
Yes, it was an interesting story and an unusual main character.
The life style of the hynotist. I don't think I had a least interesting part. I think the story all went together well.
The narrator did a good job.
I would only recommend this book if someone is looking for a way to waste time. It is so long and is such a labor. I kept thinking it would get better, but it continued to drag. A shorter, greatly edited version would yield a better book.
It was fun and interesting how she told both sides of the story. From the point of view of Ellen the hypnotist and the point of view of the stalker Sashki. And you or I rather start to feel empathy for the stalker. Its as if she has questions and was cut off from a relationship without notice. And she can not let go but then I also understand Ellens point of view. And in the end I completely get Patrick's point of view.
I can't think of one that compares to this story its a unique book.
I liked her narration of the book I enjoyed listening to her tell the story and bring the characters to life off the pages.
That is not possible for me but yes I could have listened to it in one sitting if I had the time but fortunately that is not possible However, I did look forward to my commute to work and even driving longer distances did not bother me because I could listen to the book.
I completely recommend this book its funny and interesting and sad all in one.
I dont have the print version of this book.
Each characters' story developed beautifully. To see how the 2 female characters dealt with the each other and the stalking situation was great. I really loved the switch from one women to the other for the different sides.
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