Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

I received a galley of this novel from NetGalley for review. This in no way affected my opinions.

Sometimes it's hard to pick up on good writing when all the characters in a book are infuriating. That was the case here; it could have been a literary masterpiece and I still would not have cared for it.

I didn't care a fig about any of the characters. Charles Lindbergh was controlling and domineering, and Anne was spineless and just went along with whatever her husband said, even when she knew it was wrong. Towards the end, Anne finally found her voice and empowerment, but by then I ceased to care.

I really, really need to care about characters to keep interest in a book, even if the characters are evil, as long as I give a care what happens to them, I will continue reading. Well, I did finish The Aviator's Wife, but I skimmed the second half of the book, just to get it over it, because I frankly did not care what happened to anyone.

I really loved Alice I Have Been, but I just could not get into this one.


Kimberlee said...

I am reading this one right now and hope that I dont hate it too. We shall see. I'm not that far into it yet.