READER OPINIONS ( 06/18/2012)

Here's some opinions regarding two books recently mentioned in Joyce's Choices..

MENAGE by Alix Kates Shulman was found to be a disappointing read by JK of Boston. Although MENAGE was the recipient of good reviews, JK really disliked the characters, found them cloying and thought the book was not that well written. It appears Menage is living up to its reputation as a "light summer read"...Sexy, simple and shallow...(Fun for some of us, maybe..)

CANADA by Richard Ford is extremely slow moving. I'm almost halfway through, and if it weren't for Ford's eloquent writing style and his stature as an author it would be relegated to my unfinished pile. I'm going to persevere, because the novel has received so much praise and I am an eternal optimist.

 Scroll down and click on Comments posted below THE QUEEN'S LOVER by Francine Deplessix Gray and HISTORY BUFFS STILL CELEBRATING. You'll find more reader opinions.


  1. If Canada the Novel is anything like Canada the History you have my condolences.

    1. I'm not familiar with Canada the History but I think I am in the minority when it comes to my opinion about this Canada,the novel...But I am going to go back to it eventually...maybe...I must be missing something!