Book Reviews of My Ex-Best Friend : A Novel of Suburbia

My Ex-Best Friend : A Novel of Suburbia
My Ex-Best Friend A Novel of Suburbia
Author: Beth Brophy
ISBN-13: 9780743244220
ISBN-10: 0743244222
Publication Date: 7/9/2003
Pages: 256
Rating:
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Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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The book blurb from some famous author (although I admittedly never heard of him), describes this as "a wonderfully written, funny debut". I am not sure he read the book or maybe he has a different sense of humor, because I did not find it funny. But I did find it well written with a strong heroine and an excellent msytery plot.
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You can definitely tell that this book is the first novel published by the author. The writing has too much of the author in it - she's obviously not able to keep her direct voice out of her fiction, which is the mark of a truly great writer (think Shakespeare and Austen).

I picked it up because I read her essay "Good Enough" in "Mommy Wars," which was very good, but non-fiction is definitely her forte. Hopefully, she'll stay away from novels in the future.

Jennifer Weiner handles VERY similar subject matter much better in "Goodnight Nobody," so I would recommend reading that instead.