Saturday, February 10, 2007

Review of Best Friends - Martha Moody

This was an interesting read. The story was not at all what I expected, as in, it had more depth than I was thinking it would. The characters are interesting and it really does show well how women can remain friends through it all -- sometimes we get mad at each other, sometimes we disagree with each other, but in the end, we still really care about each other and will be there for each other. I enjoyed it. The topics discussed in it are murder, drugs, sex/AIDS/HIV, pornography. Basically not for a younger reader.

1 comment:

Dana said...

I read this early last year and felt let down when I got done. I think it was an excellent but different take on the best friends theme. At times I thought the character development was lacking, but then again, people are not always one way, right?

Both main characters had traits that I found annoying, but again, who doesn't in real life?! I couldn't believe that SO MANY bad things kept happening to one person, but I guess that's the way it is.

I probably won't read it again, but I have to admit that I was intrigued by it and kept reading to see what would happen next.

My favorite part of the book was the WAY it was written. It was very uncoventional the way it jumps from subject to subject and back and forth in time. It feels more real and less contrived than other novels. Less predictable maybe.