BOOK REVIEW: "Imperfect Bliss" by Susan Fales-Hill
To say that this is the worst book that I've read this year doesn't say much b/c I haven't read many books this year. However, this is indeed the worst book that I've read in recent memory. I don't know why I'm giving it two stars; it's that bad.
I was disgusted with the book early on. The premise is ridiculous. Unfortunately, that's all I'll say in the event that you choose to torture yourself by reading this garbage.
I did read the entire book though my inclination was to dump it and return it to the book store and get my full $25 refund. If I didn't have any personal ethics, I'd still return it; but I know better. It was the summer selection for my book club (and yes, there was a lot of finger pointing about who selected this book to read).
The only saving grace for this book was the extensive use of words that were unfamiliar to me; I used the dictionary on several occasions. But it's also my belief that the author was showing off in this regard. Whatever - at least I learned something. And one more tidbit was the inclusion of some African American history that was more than a bit intriguing.
Here's the reading group guide for "Imperfect Bliss" from the publisher. That could at least assist with a fruitful discussion if you decided to ignore my advice to avoid reading this book.
If you need a solid reason on why this book was called 'horrid drivel' at the book club meeting - I'll give you two:
- it has a silly plot
- it lacks character development for most of the characters