It's the prism through which she sees the world, the stuff of the independent movies she produces in New York City, and it created the son and daughter she shares with her director husband, Sam. This is what I get for only reading the first sentence and not the back cover of a book when deciding whether or not I will read it. Back in Brooklyn, she obsessively researches Benjamin on the Internet, creating scenarios of him in her head until the real Benjamin slowly reveals himself. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Everything he said now tripped an alarm, causing her either to doubt Benjamin or to doubt herself.
Ben finally returns her second text and they meet. So that also didn't help. But we still almost got lost. This is not the first book that has the main character of a woman have an affair outside of the marriage. To give you an idea of how crazy she was, here is a brief glimpse into her emotional state when she hadn't heard from Ben: The only thing worse than losing an organ, than mutilation, swift and violent, was the possibility that Benjamin would not write back, at which point the bizarre and invigorating adventure would finally and officially be over.
Is it possible to love more than one man fully? A woman is in a marriage that she does feel part of anymore. Is it possible to love more than one man fully? How will Jean resolve the emotional chaos raised in her heart by her attractions to her husband, a former flame and a mysterious but tantalizing stranger? Jean is annoying, an interrogator and quite frankly fucked up her marriage for no good reason that I could see with a man that had absolutely no appeal at all, sexual or otherwise. From Niederhoffer The Romantics, 2008, etc. She has produced over thirty feature films. Of course I was drawn to the title of the book I enjoy reading love stories.
I didn't find the characters or the plot particularly interesting and the novel just didn't gel for me. Feelings of detachment, vulnerability, helplessness, rage, and despondence. This does make for an intersting storyine. The book is desc I received this book through the Goodreads Firstreads giveaway program. Before the kids wake up. To view it, I typically like to feel some connection to a main character in a novel and I could not with Jean. On the one hand, she wanted to be direct and text him, despite her friend's urging that she wait for him to contact her, lest she look desperate.
I was also bothered by the games she played in the relationship. A side from the infidelity and betrayal, I did like the way the book was written. It was not a hard book to read. You have to make the reader care for the character. But when you put all of the paragraphs together into the overall story, it just doesn't seem to make much sense. But what if it was equally dangerous to pair up two people who were so different? The writing is funny and verbose.
Niederhoffer's third book after The Romantics is the story of the effects of twenty-first century curiosity in a mundane marriage. Although, I understood that she was confused and dissatisfied with her life, I did not like to reading about her dating another man and drafting emails to an exboyfriend. Please excuse me while I lie in my bed and stare hopelessly at the ceiling. With a daydream, a kiss, a confession? I would have liked to have had a glimpse into Jean's and Ben's relationship down the road. Perhaps this need is a personal limitation in my reading, but I found her to be unlikable, weak and frankly, confusing.
Though quite the page-turner, the story falters in its last act with a clunky ruse that Cass springs in hopes of nabbing Ryan. During a business trip she meets Ben, an attractive and mysterious man whose mere existence consumes her thoughts. There were a few grammarical errors that I hope are caught before the book goes to market. During a business trip she meets Ben, an attractive and mysterious man whose mere existence consumes her thoughts. The story never really grabbed me and I did not connect with the main character, Jean, at all.
The twist is that theman has a girlfriend already and only wants to be friends. She has written three published novels. Who is it to say when a secret turns into a sin? I received this book through the Goodreads Firstreads giveaway program. She was so unsure of literally everything. I was shocked by how moved I was This book really stuck with me. Jean is a complex, thoroughly modern heroine for our times. I found myself skipping words, then sentences to try to just get through it.
Friendships among women, on the other hand, were burdened by similarity. This book moves briskly from chapter to chapter and is very entertaining but has a surprising emotional depth to it. But the course of love doesn't run smooth for a harried woman in her mid-thirties who feel her choices and responsibilities solidifying around her, becoming permanent. The main character Jean really annoyed me. The other male charcters are not as devleoped as hers is. The lengths she went through to find out more information about him were ridiculous.
And what's wrong with keeping alive a private connection to love by remembering the paths not taken, the men not engaged with? Was this not the basis of a great partnership: opposition, difference of opinion. The well laid plans of mice and men. But when you put all of the paragraphs together into the overall story, it just doesn't seem to make much sense. She intricately portrays her dynamic protagonist as slightly unstable and only sort of self-aware. There, not there, not there, there.