Thursday, June 4, 2009

Review: The Late, Lamented Molly Marx: A Novel by Sally Koslow

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall while your friends and family, loved and loathed, talked about you and your possible murder?

Well, maybe no one dreams about getting murdered, Molly certainly didn't. This is the adventure of Molly Marx. She allows us to join her from the fly on the wall perspective in the present, but also offers us glimpses into past scenes from her life as well.

I was afraid this was going to be heart-wrenching like Lovely Bones, but it was nothing like it at all. Especially in regards to how the author deals with the scene of Molly's death -- Sally Koslow only gives it to us when we're ready, and when Molly's ready to tell us. The characters were colorful, the dialogue was chuckle-worthy at times, and Molly was far from perfect, but in a likable way. I enjoyed this book, and will pass it on the recommendation.

Warning: If you're a 30-something Jewish girl from New York, you might find glimpses of your own family members lurking in these pages!

Thank you again to Goodreads.com for the ARC of The Late, Lamented Molly Marx: A Novel. To the tune of Katy Perry...I read chick-lit and I liked it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just put that on my list to get. It sounds great and I've heard some good things about it. I was worried that it would be similar to The Lovely Bones which was a tough book for me.

Judi

Alison said...

I was recently reading reviews of The Lovely Bones, unsure of whether I should include my own on the blog. I never realized how The Lovely Bones is one of those Love It or Hate It books. No worries, Molly Marx is completely different.

Alison

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