Water, Water Everywhere

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan is a highly publicized novel which came as a disappointment to me. Although there were things I liked about the book, the positives were far outweighed by negative reactions I had to a number of plot twists.

Because the story centers on the missing loving father of a seemingly innocent girl, I forged from beginning to end waiting for an answer to his whereabouts. The mysterious disappearance hooked me, but there was literally so much water in one form or another that I became drenched in an extremely unbelievable story.

For anyone reading this who has read the book, I must say that I found the life choices of Anna, the daughter, ludicrous at best.

My recommendation is to steer clear of this novel. It was too far-fetched for this reader.

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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5 Responses to Water, Water Everywhere

  1. alison41 says:

    I’m so glad I read your review! Her book “A visit from the Goon Squad” was a huge hit, and I had added her new book to my Wish List, but will now delete it! You have save me some $!

  2. Martie says:

    Me too. Did you see my review.

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