Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
by Lorna Landvik
Category: Fiction / General
417 pages; ISBN: 0-345-44282-2
Rating: 6/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Ethel Stockton
Like most books written about housewives, this one is great if you want to read about something you are familiar with, but so many books are about book clubs, these days, I kept wishing, that instead of concentrating on the lives of the women, they had done some discussions about the books they were reading. There is a note here and there, but having read most of the books they were supposed to read, I would have liked some comment.
The author did a good job delineating each character. I liked Faith the best, as she was more than "just a housewife", she had a past that, to me, gave the book its best flavor.
In the other women, there seemed to be nothing unusual in their lives. I've lived it. You've lived it. I don't like to say "Ho.Hum" but that's the way I felt at times.
Strange, that the same week I was given this book, I also received a copy of Karen Joy Fowler's The Jane Austin Book Club.
Please, no more book clubs.