Book Reviews of Swimming Upstream, Slowly: A Novel

Swimming Upstream, Slowly: A Novel
Swimming Upstream Slowly A Novel
Author: Melissa Clark
ISBN-13: 9780767925266
ISBN-10: 0767925262
Publication Date: 9/12/2006
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Broadway
Book Type: Paperback
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A quick, light read - not sure I believe the premise, but cute. :)
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I agree - VERY quick read, light, pleasant. That's about it.
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I read this book and really enjoyed it. It was entertaining.
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Sasha Salter was only twenty-seven, but she already had her own award-winning children's television show and was about to be featured in a popular women's magazine. She was content with her life. That was until a routine doctor's appointment brought her unbelievable news: she was pregnant, despite the fact that she had not had sex with anyone in over two years.

Sasha soon found out that she was the âvictim' of a rare condition called Lazicum Spermatozoa, the âlazy sperm'. As much as she enjoyed entertaining and educating children through her work, Sasha was definitely not ready to be a mother herself. With the help of her friends, Sasha must now delve into her past and figure out which one of her exes was the father and, all the while, determine what to do with her future.

Ms. Clark's made-belief medical anomaly served as a great centerpiece for this funny and warm tale. An unexpected and unplanned pregnancy is probably one of the worst nightmares any single woman could imagine. And to think that one could host a lover's sperm for years and become pregnant with it! I am just glad it was fictitious.

The pace of the book was brisk with believable characters and, often, witty dialogues. The overall plot and the happy ending were fairly predictable, but it still made for a nice relaxing read. Although the plot revolved around a very scary, though unreal, medical condition, the author still achieved in writing a feel-good book which was best for unwinding after a hectic day in the real world.