Thursday, February 09, 2006
More On Jennifer Weiner
Jennifer Weiner is the author of Good In Bed, In Her Shoes, Little Earthquakes and Goodnight Nobody. She is now also one of my favorite chick-lit authors. Good In Bed is probably my favorite of these four. It is Weiner's first novel, and also a good place to start. In Her Shoes is also excellent, in spite of using an old cliche plot twist (can't tell you which one). I found myself relating to both of the sisters in this book, for different reasons. Little Earthquakes makes me afraid to have children, but it was good too. I could not relate as well with the characters in Little Earthquakes as well as I could with the characters in her two earlier novels, but she was able to make me care about them anyway. Goodnight Nobody was different than the other three. It had a murder-mystery element to it. I enjoyed it, but not near as much as I enjoyed her first three. I had a lot of trouble relating to the mother-of-three main character. Also, the ending was... lacking. The mystery was solved, but a lot of the book revolved around the woman's personnel life, and that was left pretty-open ended. I have to say, though, it would have been difficult to wrap that up in any comfortable, believable fashion. Even though I was a little disappointed in Goodnight Nobody, I'm still looking forward to her next book, whenever and whatever that might be.