Okay, check this out. Today I went on the BN.com website to read reviews of The Interruption of Everything. And I started reading the below review and it sounded strangely familiar.
Judith Kaiser, booklover from Santa Barbara, CA, August 12, 2005,
Quick, Fun Read! – Recommended B&N.com Pick!
A steamroller of a novel, The Interruption of Everything builds slowly but picks up the action and unveils an intensifying plot chapter after chapter. The action is so subtle, it’s scary, so surprising yet relatable, as it touches on women’s issues, family, and friendships. And there are so many characters that do things you’ve done, that say what you think, and feel the way you feel. What’s amazing about this book is how understated it appears — the calm within the chaos — that you’ll eagerly watch how Marilyn handles the pressures of a life that is spinning out of control. A quick, enjoyable read!
Also recommended: The Losers Club: Complete Restored Edition by Richard Perez, A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Lo and behold I realized, hey, this is the review I wrote of the Interruption of Everything back in mid-April. It was and still is posted on the BN.com website.
Cydney Rax (firstname.lastname@example.org), author/reviewer, April 20, 2005,
The highly anticipated Interruption of Everything is everything you hope the novel would be and more. We’re invited to look inside the busy world of Marilyn Grimes, a middle-aged woman who lives with her husband Leon in Oakland Hills, California. She tries to be patient with her nosey mother-in-law Arthurine, someone who also lives in their home along with her dog Snuffy, an animal that Marilyn doesn’t particularly like. Her marriage isn’t exactly what it used to be and it isn’t hard to entertain second thoughts about whether the relationship is worth the effort. In addition to working part-time in a crafts store, Marilyn is involved in the lives of her family, a mother who’s acting a bit bizarre and is experiencing the issues that go along with aging and health. Marilyn’s three kids are in college and are making important decisions for themselves. And her mother Lovey, adopted sister Joy plus her two kids, are other family members with pressing matters that require attention. And Marilyn can’t help herself – she is too concerned about them to not be bothered, but is it okay to pull yourself away from everyone else’s worries and start thinking about what you want to do with your own bored and lonely existence? A steamroller of a novel, The Interruption of Everything builds slowly but picks up the action and unveils an intensifying plot chapter after chapter. The action is so subtle, it’s scary, so surprising yet relatable, as it touches on women, family, and friendship. And there are so many characters that do things you’ve done, that say what you think, and feel the way you feel. What’s amazing about this book is how understated it appears — the calm within the chaos — that you’ll eagerly watch how Marilyn handles the pressures of a life that is spinning out of control. A richly drawn story filled with thought-provoking scenes, the character Marilyn makes you laugh at things you know you shouldn’t laugh at, but what the heck, it’s funny, and it’s real, and it’s true. So go ahead and laugh. Embrace the warmth and sensitivity of the Interruption of Everything, a treasure of a novel that is highly recommended.
I just don’t understand this. Did Judith feel EXACTLY like I did about the book? LOL. Is she lazy? 🙂 And see, this has happened to me before. Years ago I posted a review of Milk In My Coffee by Eric Dickey on Amazon.com. Well, I visited another website and lo and behold, some chick changed a few words around of my review, posted it on that site, and gave herself credit. I wrote the guy that manages the site and he killed her review career quick, fast, and in a hurry. LOL. I just wonder why people cannot write their own genuine thoughts about a book they’ve read as opposed to taking someone else’s words.
Now mind you there are definitely way more important things going on in the world than this, but still — my Sunday was kinda quiet and boring ’til I came across Judith’s review.
P.S. BN.com has received a nice little notice from me about the matter. We shall see what happens next.