Grant Ginder

Teoksen The People We Hate at the Wedding tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

The People We Hate at the Wedding (2017) 382 kappaletta, 23 arvostelua
Let's Not Do That Again (2022) 139 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Honestly, We Meant Well (2019) 74 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Driver's Education (2013) 30 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
This is How it Starts (2009) 14 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

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Hmmm, I'm surprised to learn that this book is now a movie. That being said, good actors could make anything worth watching, I suppose.

The People We Hate at the Wedding, while well-written - although at times so wordy I got lost - was just plain boring. There were some very graphic scenes that almost seemed out of place in comparison to the rest of the humdrum tone of the book.

As for the plot, it was really simple: a dysfunctional family comes together at sibling's wedding. That's about it. The sister is screwing her boss, which of course, doesn't end well, the brother lives with his horrible narcissistic partner who doesn't believe in monogamy (this one doesn't turn out well either), and the eldest sister is spoiled and doesn't really 'get' real life. Mom is still clinging to hope of a reunion with her ex-husband, eldest sister's dad. In the last few pages, everything wraps up as expected.

Why a 4/5 you might ask? Because I give a 3 if you can write and finish and publish a book; it is not easy. I give a 5 when the book is good all around, not just the writing but the plot. A 4 comes along when the book is meh but still deserves a nod because it is well-written. The People we Hate at the Wedding, we well-written.

Enough said.
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LyndaWolters1 | 22 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 3, 2024 |
I love a book with different POV so that's a point in the book's favor but - wow - these people were all just terrible. I didn't detest every character but certainly most of them.

Fast paced and easy to read but I'm unsure that I could ever suggest that you spend your time popping into the heads of this family but if pretentious dysfunctional people are your thing this is the book for you!
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hmonkeyreads | 22 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 25, 2024 |
Hysterical but the weak ending leaves a bad taste in the reader's mouth.
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GordonPrescottWiener | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 24, 2023 |
Words I learned from reading this:

milquetoast: a timid or submissive person
antipodes: someone from ANZ
viscous: something with a thick and sticky consistency
sconce: a small fort defending a pass or castle gate
sambuca: an Italian aniseed-flavoured liqueur

(surmised from the Amazon kindle US English dictionary.)
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whakaora | 22 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 5, 2023 |


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