Me Times Three: A Novel

by Alex Witchel | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780743240857 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Beatchik of Orange, California USA on 4/7/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by Beatchik from Orange, California USA on Friday, April 7, 2006
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Journal Entry 2 by Beatchik at San Diego, California USA on Friday, September 26, 2014
For the longest time I couldn't get into this book, but for some reason I kept trying & one day while stuck at the Del Mar Fair while my kids were riding roller coasters with their friends, I pulled it out of my backpack & started reading. I had nothing better to do, so I got through the very slow beginning & it actually started to pick up. Of course, it was quickly put down until I was stuck somewhere else with nothing to do but read whatever was in my backpack...and eventually it got to a place where it was so good I had to bring it in the house & finish it properly. So, slow start, strong finish.

The book's about Sandy, a Jewish girl from Green Hills, NY who finds out her long time boyfriend is engaged to 2 other women at the same time as her. (It's not a spoiler -- look at the cover/title). The novel deals with her reactions and subsequent dating life. Now this part is kind of boring. You know who she'll end up with from the guy's first mention & the road getting there is trivial. It's not a funny book. It's not a compelling romance. What I did like, however, was the relationship between Sandy & her gay bestie, Paul. It becomes an AIDS story and that was compelling. Also, the book seems to be set in the 80's -- though I'm not sure it was spelled out as so specifically & I had to put it together with the amount of smoking (in offices....remember when!), lack of cell phones, dated fashion references, and reaction to AIDS as a death sentence. I don't think this took away from the story, but it didn't really add to it either. That it was published in 2002 means it was an intentionally backdated novel -- so I just wish there was more to that. Had I been any younger, I might not have understood. I guess what I'm saying is that it doesn't feel timeless.

I think whomever finds this will enjoy it though.

Journal Entry 3 by Beatchik at EscoGelato in Escondido, California USA on Friday, September 26, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (9/26/2014 UTC) at EscoGelato in Escondido, California USA

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