Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Great Promise that Fizzled

You Have to Kiss A lot of Frogs by Laurie Graff started with a wedding shower and the main character evaluating her life and her romantic prospects as a never married forty-something. Next chapter is a starts with a much younger version of herself and a review of the various men she has dated. It builds and leads and fails in the last chapter with a very vague notion of what is going to happen next. If the author was trying to achieve the effect of "real life" dating, she got it. If she was trying to make a romance novel into a literary novel, it failed miserably. It was so-so, but I'd wouldn't keep it on my book shelf.

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