Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Today Will Be Different

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple  259 pp.

I wanted to like this book but it just didn't happen. I'm sure a good portion of my problem with it was the voice of the reader on the audio book. Something about Kathleen Wilhoite's voice was grating to me. That combined with the main character's whining and angst combined to make this story a rather unpleasant experience. On the surface the story of Eleanor, an artist and one time anime animation director, who is at loose ends in her life, is fine. She has lost control of her life in spite of being married to a well known, successful surgeon and having an adorable young son. To be honest, the woman is just selfish and that plays out in a number of ways. The story opens with her listing the modest changes she plans to make in her life. At the end of the story she once again lists the same things. Meh.

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