I have abandoned the book Nineteen Minutes for now and no, I don’t really feel guilty about it, for once. I just feel disappointed because I did not feel the same way about this book as I did Picoult’s Change of Heart. I never felt a connection with any of the characters and the story line was too depressing for me. That’s all I have to say about that.
Now I am trying to decide on what to read next. Last night the hubby and I stopped at the PX to kill time before seeing The Chronicles of Narnia ~ Prince Caspian . I did manage to find three books in their minute book section.
My Best Friend’s Girl by Dorothy Koomson
Frannie & Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer.
I read Frannie this morning. It was a short story that first appeared in The New Yorker Magazine in 1955. It was not quite what I was expecting. I don’t know what I was expecting though. It was ok, but I guess being a huge fan of The Catcher In The Rye, set a certain expectation for any of his other work. It was about a Yale student named Lane and his girlfriend Frannie and their first visit together in a few weeks. She had taken the train to visit him at school for the weekend from her school and after picking Frannie up at the station they went to lunch at a restaurant. There, they are silently trying to decide if they are still excited by this relationship. After one sided conversations on both parts you are led to believe that they don’t make it past this weekend together. The dialoge was interesting but very strange. Lots of “goddam”s and “I’m not kidding”s heavily peppered throughout the story.
Now, I’m off to a fun night of Karaoke with the hubby (no, he doesn’t sing but he’s my #1 Fan and claps better than the rest of ’em) and our friends Gale & Jim. I’m listening to some Aretha Franklin to get warmed up.
I hope you have a fun weekend ahead of you. Happy Friday!!!