In which I am still awake, this is going to have to be a double chapter, but I topped 3000 words yay

Posted 26 December, 2010 by DLWhite in Reviews, Writers Read, Writers Write 0 Comments

I think that says it all. *shrug*

Goodnight.

Oh no. Not goodnight. I finished The Lonely Polygamist. Sort of. I’ll let my goodreads review stand for itself. Suffice it to say…. *two snaps* HAAATED IIIIITTTT…

The Lonely PolygamistThe Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This box asks me what I think… well. I think I don’t understand the 4 and 5 star ratings of this book. I liked the story itself. It seemed to be full, however, of winding stories and retrospection, which provides us with back story. I guess I’ll have to think further about the characters and development and writing style. [Adding: Which were fine, I guess. It wasn’t impossible to understand].

Right now I just can’t get over the fact that I skipped about 1/3 of this book until it seemed like the story advanced.

I tried my hand at a review… I’ll have to try again another time. Everything I write sounds as boring as I found this book to be. I will say that I did not initially find Golden Richards to be a strong enough man to have 4 wives and that made me hard to respect him as a character. We find out, pretty early on from his skulking around his own house trying to avoid his wives, that he’s not really the head of his house. His children run wild and there is little bond/sisterhood that we hear so much about in polygamist families. Much more apparent is the discordance and dysfunction.

Golden didn’t seem very lonely, to me. Just out of control. The lonely one seemed to be his son, Rusty, who everyone thought was just weird. That story line seemed to be the most interesting of all of them and unfortunately seemed to get such little attention up until the end.
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I don’t know what I’m reading next, but please let it be good.


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