Book Reviews of Layover

ISBN-13: 9780060956493
ISBN-10: 0060956496
Publication Date: 6/1/2000
Pages: 288
  • Currently 2.6/5 Stars.

2.6 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Tough read; I liked it but sometimes the rambling stream-of-conscience style was hard to follow. Good plot, just too wordy. Not one that I would recommend to the world!
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Good book. Took a bit to get into it but it wasn't your typical mindless reading nor was it too heavy.
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Great story line, but hard to get through
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Sneaking in and out of hotel rooms without registering--which, let's face it, is the final eradication of identity for any business traveler--Claire first seduces an 18-year-old, then manages to get in bed with the boy's father. Zeidner records these trysts with superb, hypersensitive relish, finding fresh ways to write about that topic, too. "Sex is a story you know the ending of," she notes. "More or less the same story with the same ending, every time. Yet we want to keep hearing it, the way a child listens to a fairy tale, vigilant for variation." Still, Layover is anything but a bedroom farce. As Claire bounces between erotic encounters, she is unraveling before our eyes, and Zeidner's real subject turns out to be not body but soul.
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This book was written like a poem in that you are reading the main character's thoughts through most of it, and the meaning is rarely simplistic. Since she is going through a pretty tragic crisis, the thoughts are scattered and at times become boring. It is not bad writing, but this was pretty boring. I kept waiting for something to happen, but nothing really did.
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I didn't even finish this book. I just couldn't get into it.