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Meg Wolitzer

Teoksen The Interestings tekijä

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Meg Wolitzer was born on Long Island, New York on May 28, 1959. She is the daughter of novelist Hilma Wolitzer. She studied creative writing at Smith College and graduated from Brown University in 1981. Her first novel, Sleepwalking, was published in 1982. Her other books include Hidden Pictures, näytä lisää This Is Your Life, Friends for Life, The Wife, The Position, The Ten-Year Nap, and The Uncoupling. Her short story Tea at the House was featured in 1998's Best American Short Stories collection. Her books This Is My Life and Surrender, Dorothy were adapted into films. She has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop and Skidmore College and has written several Hollywood screenplays. She currently teaches writing at Columbia University. Her title, The Female Persuasion, made the bestseller list in 2018. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Interestings (2013) 3,047 kappaletta
The Female Persuasion (2018) 1,369 kappaletta
The Wife (2003) 1,128 kappaletta
The Ten-Year Nap (2007) — Tekijä — 997 kappaletta
Belzhar (2014) 729 kappaletta
The Uncoupling (2011) 675 kappaletta
The Position (2005) 553 kappaletta
To Night Owl from Dogfish (2019) 403 kappaletta
The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman (2011) 250 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017) — Toimittaja — 184 kappaletta
Surrender, Dorothy (1999) 167 kappaletta
Kuulen sisareni kutsuvan (1982) 126 kappaletta
This is Your Life (1988) 84 kappaletta
Friends for Life (1994) 40 kappaletta
Hidden Pictures (1986) 38 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998) — Avustaja — 405 kappaletta
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Avustaja — 155 kappaletta
The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty (1999) — Avustaja — 105 kappaletta
Child of Mine: Original Essays on Becoming a Mother (1997) — Avustaja — 53 kappaletta
The Wife [2017 film] (2019) — Original book — 49 kappaletta

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This was the first piece of work by Meg Wolitzer that I had ever read, and I found her writing style to be one of my favorite aspects of this book. It's very descriptive, readable, with just a little bit poetic prose. Hands down, I would read another one of Wolitzer's novels just for the writing.

That being said, I think this book was imbalanced. The plot, while interesting and made me want to read the book in the first place, did not really go anywhere. We have all these women who are "struck" by a spell of sorts, and afterwards no longer want to have sex or be touched by any men. This occurs after the local high school decides to perform the Greek comedy "Lysistrata"- a play where Grecian women go on a sex strike to prevent their husbands from going to war.

I felt as if too much time was spent on giving long backgrounds of each of the main women characters- their marriage, sexual partners, habits, etc...it just got a bit tedious and wasn't moving the plot forwards, especially given that the book is under 300 pages. By the time the climax of the book came around, nothing had truly happened yet.
Sure, people (both male and female) were affected, but it all felt very passive.
Additionally, the whole ending felt cheesy and just simply convenient.

Lastly, I think the characters could have been more lively. They were will written and unique and many of them interested me, but they just felt so FLAT. I liked a couple of them, but it was a very superficial like. Aside from family or sexual-based wants, we didn't get to know them very well.

It was a well-written but just okay read. I've heard some good reviews about Wolitzer's "The Interestings" and will probably read that next of her books, and hopefully there is more development there!
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deborahee | 71 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 23, 2024 |
As one might guess from the title, this smart, sometimes witty, novel is about gender politics, but it is much more than that. Also featuring into the story are explorations of corporate corruption, friendship, love, loss, hero worship, and the interesting and sometimes difficult interplay of different generations and cultures in the feminist community. A timely, well-developed novel, although occasionally pedantic and preachy — hence four stars rather than five. Still a worthwhile read.
 
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bschweiger | 61 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 4, 2024 |
3.5 stars really. Engaging and a time machine of the late 70s through the Great Recession but needed an editor to crisp up the stories. Biggest disappointment was the Goodman storyline which had such promise to be interesting and fizzled.
 
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virtualars | 206 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 3, 2024 |
DNF at 41% (Page 93)

*2 stars for what I did read. Just not for me.

May finish in the future but currently have no interest in doing so. I got sucked in by a gorgeous cover (1984 Avon Flare Paperback) and a great review by a favorite booktuber. I started reading it even though I usually never enjoy books when they deal with grief in a non-fantasy setting.
 
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Fortunesdearest | 1 muu arvostelu | Feb 1, 2024 |

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