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Book Review of After You'd Gone

After You'd Gone
After You'd Gone
Author: Maggie O'Farrell
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1

I suffered through this read hoping it would get better but it did not. It just droned on and on. The characters seemed pathetic and not connected - not terribly developed. The story itself was very choppy, flashing back and forth between histories of a mother, Ann, and daughter, Alice, as well as what Alice is thinking while in a coma. A lot of extraneous dialogue not helpful for the flow of the story. For me the authors "voice" was not only offputting but unpleasant. Overall, this book seemed like it was written by a 7th grader just learning how to put together the parts of a story.