Thursday, July 9, 2015

Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell

Raring: 2.0

Set in the 30's and 40's, this is the story of a housewife's life of raising three children, a workaholic husband.  This is told in vignettes and while it does do a wonderful job of capturing suburban housewives lives, it vacillates between being boring and depressing.

I hung in there as this was a recommended book but, it just wasn't for me and I regret finishing it.


  1. Wow, you have had a couple of reads that rated low. thanks for the reviews. It helps alert your readers to research further before checking out this book. I just finished my re-read of To Kill a Mockingbird in preparation for receiving Go Set a Watchman this week. I also have the Millhauser short story collection Voices in the Night (from last issue of BookMarks). I have only read one story so far, it kind of reminds me of Twilight Zone a little, We will see...

    1. I think books are even more subjective than make up but, I always try to be honest and hopefully capture my reasons for why I felt that way so others can make up their own mind (ie., if I say it was fluffy maybe someone else wants fluffy). I am going to start 'Our Souls at Night' this weekend and am hoping it is good. Have a great weekend Jeana.

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