Monday, April 6, 2009

Small Words - Gretchen Laskas

Short Story Title: Small Worlds
Author: Gretchen Laskas
Book: American Girls About Town
Rating: 3 out of 5 horses

First Line:
"Marnie Haselton is going to Florida to have an affair with a a man she met on the Internet."
Marnie thinks having an affair will save her marriage that has been rocked by a miscarriage. She finds along the way that some of her friends have had affairs and explores what the affiar will mean to her marriage. She ends up in Disney World and we find that she is bored with her life and knowing what everyone at home is doing at this exact moment.
I thought this one was ok, but struggled a lot with Marnie - why would she have an affair and why she thought her marriage was so bad. The writing did keep me entertained.
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Book Psmith said...

Infidelity must be popular this week. I read a short story about an affair this week too. Not sure how being unfaithful helps to solve relationship problems.

Laza said...

I've never been married, but I have a hard time understanding how an affair can make things better. To each his own, I guess.

John Mutford said...

An affair to make things better? That's different.