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August 14th, 2006

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09:39 pm - The Position by Meg Wolitzer
Half way through The Position, I found myself totally unentertained. Given the plot - a family coming-of-age story in which the parents write a sex book where they pose for all of the illustrations and the children are forced to deal with this at a very early age - the writing style felt very dense and the promise of "comedic timing" never materialized.  I didn't find anything about this book funny.

But, as I reached the end, I found that I was completely emotionally consumed by the children's characters and their struggles, yet I still wasn't very entertained if that makes any sense at all.  Some of them I absolutely hated and some of them I really felt sorry for, but all of the characters at least made me feel something, which is more than I can say for a lot of books.

I can't decide yet if I liked this book or not.  Maybe as I digest it I'll form a more solid opinion as usually happens to me.  I'd really be interested to hear others' opinions who have read this book.

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Date:August 15th, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
ooh, well, your post made me want to read it, if that means anything!

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