I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of books which I have put down unfinished. Really, I have only myself to blame for this one. Since contemporary fiction dealing with modern angst and dysfunctional families never seems to appeal to me, I knew that this book was not for me. However, a couple of fellow Shelfarians had a discussion about this book-how they loved it and felt that it was getting some unfairly low ratings. So, wanting to see what all the fuss was about, I got the highly recommended audio from the library.
One thing that I must admit-the book is well written. My dislike of the novel stems purely my personal inability to identify with any of the characters or situations in the book. Not only could I not identify with them, I did not like a single one of the characters. I also had issues with the, to me, offensive language, and the fact that every female in the book is rendered as weak, indecisive, and willing to be led by the man in her life. Admittedly, I did not finish the book (I made it almost half way), and perhaps these insipid women rally in the second half. Personally, I had had enough and didn't care to stick around to find out.