Monday, November 24, 2008

National Blog Posting Month # 24: Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner

Goodnight Nobody was definitely not one of Jennifer Weiner's best books. I have never been a total fan, but have enjoyed her previous well written and witty novels. This murder mystery meets chick lit meets love story was kind of boring, and Weiner did not succeed. The whole story feels half hearted, and it took me ages to get through it. Kate is a bored housewife who suddenly finds herself in suburban New York with 3 small kids and an almost non-existent husband. A husband, we learn, that she cannot be that crazy about. She still dreams about a friend from New York whom she had a secret crush on. Her boring life get spiced up a bit when one of the 'super-moms' of Suburbia gets killed, and Kate takes it upon herself to solve the murder. The grounds are then laid to develop a fun and exciting mystery, but we never really get to the bottom of things, and at last, when things are wrapped up, you are left with a feeling of "was that it?". The book is still well written, and Weiner has a knack for fun dialogues, and should this be about stars this book would earn two stars and not just one because it is well written.
This is my post # 24 in the NaBloPoMo-challenge. See my page here.

1 comment:

Bernadette in Australia said...

Sorry to hear you're having a bad run of so-so books - it is so frustrating because you know there are great books out there but you just can't find them among all the mediocre ones. GRRRRRRRRRRRR.