I couldn't help but see the character Edna, from The Incredibles in my mind whenever her character spoke in the story. The voice the narrator used was a cross between Edna's and Gru's (from the Minions) to my ears. Thus, I kept seeing Edna each time the narration switched to Masha's perspective. Created quite a few moments of chuckling I must say. I enjoyed the book and would like to try other Liane Moriarty books going forward.
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
I found this book to be a rather interesting read. I know several of the reviews I read prior to reading the book thought there was no point to the book, but I disagree. It was a book that caused the reader to do some self reflection. The premise of silence during their retreat lead to a natural evolution to hearing the characters inner voices without seeming out of context. I could see many aspects of myself in several of the characters. I definitely could relate to Francis' self conversation and her second guessing. I enjoyed the style of the novel where there was a timeline moving the story along, but Moriarty jumps from character to character for the perspective of the story. It made for an interesting progression of the storyline and enabled flashbacks to occur. I also appreciated the flashes forward at the end to see where the characters end up and to get a glimpse of their relationships post their visits to the spa.
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Challenge PromptsThe Challenge Prompts I will use this title for are:
Library Love #LibraryLoveChallenge Book 13
Literary Escapes (Destination) Visited: Australia
AtoZ and Alphabet Soup #AlphabetSoupChallenge "N"
PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge #40 Fav Past Popsugar prompt- It fits 2019 Book representing different Points of View
NJM Book Challenge #NJMBookChallenge2020 #21 a book nominated for an award
Wizarding World Tour
- Durmstrang: Read a book that involves a secret
52 Books in 52 Weeks #22 A character that frustrates you
Around the Year in 52 Books #28 A book by an Australian, Canadian or New Zealand author
BooklistQueen #31 an Audiobook
I will decide as the year goes along which prompts I use it for on several challenges since it meets multiple criteria within the challenge.