Reader Review: This wasn't at all what I expected, which was a funny revenge fantasy. Instead, it was a serious, thoughtful story of a woman coming to terms with a big change in her life. Apparently, the "revenge" is behaving decently and surviving ... and I did have a problem with how very, very nice and civilized everyone was ... (I wanted some mean spirited revenge.) This was reasonably interesting; not wonderful.
Get ready to cheer for Rose Lloyd, a woman of young middle-age who proves that starting over doesn’t have an age limit. After twenty-five years spent juggling husband, career, and kids with admirable success, Rose suddenly finds both her marriage and her career in unexpected ruin. Forced to begin a new life, she is at first terrified, then energized, by her newfound freedom—it’s amazing what prolonged reflection, a little weight loss, a new slant on independence, and some Parisian lingerie will do for the psyche! Witty, insightful, and emotionally resonant, Buchan’s novel will strike a chord with anyone who has ever wondered what Middle Age would look like from the other side of the looking glass (answer: much better than you could ever expect).
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Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
'Here,' said Minty, my deputy, with one of her breathy laughs, 'the review has just come in. It's hilariously vindictive.' She pushed towards me a book entitled A Thousand Olive Trees by Hal Thorne with the review tucked into it.
For some reason, I picked up the book. Normally I avoided anything to do with Hal but I did not think it mattered this once. I was settled, busy, different, and I had made my choice a long time ago.
When we first discussed my working on the books' pages, Nathan argued that, if I ever achieved my ambition to become the books editor, I would end up hating books. Familiarity bred contempt. But I said that Mark Twain had got it better when he said that familiarity breeds not so much contempt but children, and wasn't Nathan's comment a reflection on his own feelings about his own job? Nathan replied, 'Nonsense, have I ever been happier?' and 'You wait and see'. (The latter was said with one of his lovely, strong-man I know-better-than-you smiles, which I always enjoyed.) So far, he had been wrong.
For me, books remained full of promise, and contained a sense of possibility, any possibility. In rocky times, they were saviours and lifebelts, and when I was younger they provided chapter and verse when I had to make decisions. Over the years of working with them, it had become second nature to categorize them by touch. Thick, rough, cheaper paper denoted a paperback novel. Poetry hovered on weightless and were decorated with wide white margins. Biographies were heavy with photographs and the secrets of this subjects' life.
A Thousand Olive Trees was slim and compact, a typical travelogue whose cover photograph...
Title: Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman September 21, 2010 This wasn't at all what I expected, which was a funny
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Reviewer: A reader from Virginia, USA
revenge fantasy. Instead, it was a serious, thoughtful
story of a woman coming to terms with a big change in her
life. Apparently, the "revenge" is behaving decently and
surviving ... and I did have a problem with how very, very
nice and civilized everyone was ... (I wanted some mean
spirited revenge.) This was reasonably interesting; not
September 21, 2010
This wasn't at all what I expected, which was a funny
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