Friday, October 21, 2011

June 20th, 2011 - The Mistress's Revenge

The Mistress's Revenge by Tamar Cohen. - warning, scathing criticism ahead.

Um, this book is unfinishable. We had read it because they gave us five free copies so we could read it and hopefully spread word of mouth about it (presumably) and not a single person in that group finished it.

It's awful. The narrator's a nut job who whines a lot because the married male friend she was sleeping with wanted to get back with his wife and she didn't want to go back to her husband/kids (who she unforgivably neglects and makes feel unwanted).

And instead of taking it quietly she does passive aggressive things like really make friends with the wife (who she already knew!!!! she and her husband would have dinner with him and his wife all the time while they were fooling around).

I despise cheating, like I understand if something happens once when you're both drunk but you need to figure out your life the morning after and not drag you're spouse/significant other/person you're leading on with fake commitment into months and years of insecurity and despair and suspicion. Cut it off or never do it again.

I cannot understand people who cheat and then sit at the dining room table with duped wife and husband and laugh about old times and inside jokes w.

What the HELL.

And I think, maybe, (hopefully) the point was that these people are psychotic and stalkerish and insecure but I couldn't put up with the narrator anymore. And I scanned through and I think somehow she wins at the end.

Enough said.

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