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Friday, March 12, 2010

Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian

When the pastor of the local Baptist church skips town within days of the murder/suicide involving one of his parishioners, naturally you think that there are some things he isn't telling. When you discover that he is now living with a woman he just met, you question things even more.
*Spoiler Alert* (You won't be reading this anyway, right?)
But when you find out that he was having an affair with the murdered woman, that is just too much. Stephen Drew did all that, and was a cold and unlikeable character to boot. However it wasn't until the second character had her turn to speak (the book is told in 4 parts with each main character having a chance to tell his/her side of the story) that I had to quit reading. The language was awful!!! especially in that second section. After that I skipped to the end of the book and read the ending. I had it figured out anyway so no big surprise there. Honestly, even if the language wasn't so bad this one isn't worth reading. Rated NC-17 for that awful word that is used multiple times, ugh.

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