Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Romantic by Barbara Gowdy


This book was nothing like what I thought it would be.  It's a sort of disappointing romance - a failed romance - because the man is a tragic drunk, and the woman is a tragic needer...  and the storyline bounces from past to present in a way that is very ineffective.  We learn in the first chapter that the man dies, and that really ruined the process of reading the story.  I can see its merits, but it wasn't a good book for me.

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