Monday, March 30, 2015

Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Let me just say that this is not a horrible book at all, but it is not the type of book that I like to read often. It doesn't give the reader a lot to think about like Song of Solomon, The Alchemist, The Book of Negroes etc. However, this is one of those books to read when you just want to read a good story without a lot of thought. This is one of those books that I may read when I am on vacation and really need a mental break.

This book is set in a small, close nit community, and all of the characters, and there are a lot of them, live in this town and are connected. I love the sense of community, and I loved the feeling that I got reading about this community.

There are three main families that are focused on, and they all have something going on that can be a part of living: adultery, a child whose life was lost to soon, and SECRETS!

This novel is definitely suspenseful, and I was anxiously reading to find out what would happen next. I even tried to get a few of my book club members to tell me what happened to these characters. They would not tell me, but they assured me that Liane tied the book up nicely, and she did.

At the end of the novel, Liane drives home the point that "there are so many secrets about our lives that we'll never know" and our lives are connected. She cleverly drives these points home by giving us different scenarios that are connected to the characters.

One day, not sure why, but I started watching this reality TV show about this family with a whole bunch of children. Before I knew it, I had watched about five episodes. I was fully entertained, and it was suspenseful, but I really didn't learn anything. That is how I feel about Husband's Secret, I was entertained but did not grow a lot from reading it.

If you want to read a good book and not think to much, then this is the book for you!

Now, I'm going to start reading The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord.

This is the day......

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