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!
Good book. Took a bit to get into it but it wasn't your typical mindless reading nor was it too heavy.
Great story line, but hard to get through
This book got four stars from Amazon.com
One of the reviews;
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.
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.
I didn't even finish this book. I just couldn't get into it.