Book Review of The Mermaid Chair

The Mermaid Chair
The Mermaid Chair
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1

This story uses a lot of symbolism and underlying meaning to explain everything that happens in the book. The author would like you to buy into all of this underlying information, but I found it very hard to explain away the happenings in the book as having a deeper meaning. Take away all the symbolism, and what you have is a woman who has an affair just because she's become bored with her husband. Hard for me to feel in alliance with this way of thinking, and I was a little put off by the idea that I should accept this affair as "okay" just because there was all this mysticism and underlying reason for it. Normally when reading a book, I can go where the main character goes in her thinking, but not in this book.