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The Late, Lamented Molly Marx (2009)

by Sally Koslow(Favorite Author)
3.35 of 5 Votes: 3
0345506200 (ISBN13: 9780345506207)
Ballantine Books
review 1: I listened to this book, and it certainly kept my attention for all 10 CDs. The narrator for the audiobook was great - she had just the right tone. However, there were several times when I thought "If I were reading this, I'd be skipping ahead" as it became too obvious, or too inane, or too predictable. It's an interesting premise to go along with Mollie Marx as she revisits her life and her death. But some things are just too contrived (like who joins her in the afterlife). And some things are just too stereotypical (the mother-in-law comes to mind). So, it's a beach read, or an audiobook for a long drive.
review 2: The setting is New York and the characters are rich,privileged, and Jewish. Molly has suffered a young and tragic death, and post-death she's
... more able to follow people and read their thoughts. She hears what friends and family really think of her, she pines for the little daughter she left behind, and continues to be confused by her tumultuous marriage to a plastic surgeon (who has many women ready to be the next Mrs. Marx). I liked Molly and and wanted her murderer to be unmasked, but the identity was inferred, and not with the climactic finish I was expecting. less
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I liked this book more than I thought; a few laughs, a few tears and some mystery/suspense, too.
Far more wordy than it needs to be, and at times a chore to get through.
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