Sunday, August 29, 2010

Le Divorce- Diane Johnson

This weekend tormented me with the lack of anything good to read. Last week, I started reading Diane Johnson’s Le Divorce, an apparently “witty” look at the French and American ways of life and the mess that is created when the two collide. Sadly, the book did not match up to my expectations. The main plot revolves around two sisters- Roxy and Isabel- the former married to a Frenchman who has left her for another married woman and the latter, a free spirited film student who is in Paris to help out her older sister. Much of the book deals with the differences in the French and the American culture. The author spends too much time explaining these small irrelevant culture conflicts too frequently for me to carry on. I have currently given up reading the book simply because I lost interest and patience.

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