Book Reviews of The Life

The Life
The Life
Author: Fay Weldon
ISBN-13: 9780340363799
ISBN-10: 0340363797
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Book Type: Paperback
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Copyright 1983, published by Coronet Books. 240 pages. From the back cover:

What can a woman do when her husband accuses her of being a 'she-devil' and leaves her for another woman? Especially if that woman is six foot two, has a jutting jaw, a hooked nose and moles on her chin. And her rival is petite, ultra-feminine and a successful novelist ...

'A beautifully and compellingly written satire' -- SUNDAY EXPRESS
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Very dark, not quite what I expected. Good and kind of though-provoking revenge story...but a little sad.
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For Women everywhere, this is a FUN book- would make a great beath or pool-side read!
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Such a fun read, especially for any woman who has felt less than beautiful at any time. I haven't seen the movie, but plan on renting it soon. (Some underlining of pithy quotes.)
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Odd but compelling, I think. If you're a woman and you've ever been angry at a man you might be able to relate. Still not sure how I feel about the end, but overall I liked the book.
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Fay Weldon at her acidic, roaringly funny top form. see the BBC version for a much better film of this movie.
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"A devilishly clever parable about the nature of love and the nature of power." - Erica Jong