A Fortunate Age Joanna Rakoff

ISBN: 9781440708015

Published: 2009


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A Fortunate Age  by  Joanna Rakoff

A Fortunate Age by Joanna Rakoff
2009 | | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9781440708015 | 7.63 Mb

The folks at Scribner are really excited by this debut novel. IndieNext is really excited about this book. Me--not so much actually. Its clear that Rakoff can tell a story and create dimensional characters--I will absolutely give her points for that. The problem is that there are too many stories and too many characters seen in too short of glimpses to ever get attached to them.

This is a story of several college friends in the 8 or so years after college who all seem to be just hanging around waiting for SOMETHING to happen to them. In the meantime, they get married or attached, have children or not, work, complain about money, and wonder why their parents give them such a hard time while cashing the checks they still get from them.

The one character who actually DOES something to make his life happen disappears almost completely from the book, reappearing mysteriously at the very end seemingly in possession of adulthood and some sort of clue about life. The rest of them still havent figured much out at the end of 400 excruciating pages--kind of like Friends without any of the comedy.

This will NOT be appearing on my recommends shelves.



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