Saturday, November 26, 2011

Proof Negative

I have loved every single one of everything I have read from Emily Giffin that it had to happen. "Baby Proof" just didn't cut it for me.  It had an interesting and brave premise - that of a successful woman who does not want to have children, but aside from that, the story veered towards all kinds of cliches. The main character, Claudia, is complex and real, but I detested her. She is one of those self-centered, seemingly-entitled women, and I have known a couple of them during my day, and they make my skin crawl. It is a testament to Ms. Giffin being an engaging writer that I still followed the story when I surely was not rooting for the protagonist and was hoping against hope that she get her due at the end. Alas, her audience probably would resent an ending that's not happily ever after so I am guessing Ms. Giffin had to go that route. As soon as I finished the book, I wanted to instantly delete it from my Kindle. 


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