Susie soon embarks upon a search ripe with questionable actions that only spiral downward as the story progresses. It is largely the characters' personalities and the clash of personalities that make the story so interesting and for me, it was more the characters as opposed to the story that kept me reading though it was the characters in the first place that had me on the fence to begin with before they hooked me. Despite the coffin on the cover, it takes her almost half the book to reveal that Jonah is indeed murdered. By subscribing, you get access to a huge library of multimedia content, which is updated daily. There were a few red herrings and I'll admit I was fooled about the identity of the murderer for most of the book, but in the end the story was resolved with more of a whimper than a bang.
The solution to the crime is arrived at hurriedly and is not very convincing. But all is not as splendid as it should be because writing about the espionage business isn't nearly as satisfying as working in it. I can't recommend this book. She freelanced during this time, writing both speeches and magazine articles. A rare mix of wit, social satire, suspense, and a moving story about a love that just won't give up, As Husbands Go brilliantly turns the conventions of the mystery on end as Susie Gersten—suburban mom, floral designer, and fashion plate—searches not so much for answers to her husband's death as for answers to her own life. To buy this book at the lowest price,.
It's not a book report and you won't receive a better grade for the number of words in your review. The big confrontation wasn't, and even the mother-in-law's big hysterical scene was puzzling, rather than the revelation I suspect it was supposed to be. How about the people who write them? Okay, I'm only through chapter two so I'll give it a bit longer. I'll think twice before I buy another of Susan Isaac's books. She now has her doctorate in history. In this case, Susie is the mother of triplets and the adored and adoring wife of plastic surgeon Jonah.
Grandma Ethel also had some fleshing out of her character, but not enough for us to really learn who she was and how she got there. There is so much brand name dropping in this book that I felt like I was reading a catalog. There really isn't too much to say about this book. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Actually, I'm glad I stuck with it because the last of the story was well plotted, skillfully framed, and kept me reading. Book Summary: The title of this book is As Husbands Go and it was written by. Her other characters never really came to life but only pictures that she painted and all had many faults as she painted them.
As much as Susie clashes with her in-laws, Babs and Clive Gerston, she seems to revile her own parents even more. Oh, Susan Isaacs, what has happened to you? One can only hope that Susie's actions don't come back to bite in the ass before the story closes. Those are probably really great tacos to someone out there, but I was sorely disappointed. Now you can see why I dreaded getting to the end of a book that drips in foreboding like nobody's business. Photo: Elizabeth Lippman Susan Isaacs, novelist, essayist and screenwriter, was born in Brooklyn, educated at Queens College, and worked as a senior editor at Seventeen magazine. Isaacs does give us some memorable characters such as Susie, her parents, in-laws and brother-in-law, her best friend and partner at a flower shop, the partner's husband, and especially her Grandma Ethel who came to the aid of her granddaughter Susie even though she had long ago abandoned her own daughter.
We do not store files, because it is prohibited. Call her superficial, but Susie B. I read the bio blurb, and discovered Isaacs is a past president of the Mystery Writers of America; then, the back cover has some raving about her skills smart! Two more of her novels have been filmed. As expected of a Susan Isaacs novel, what happens next is an enormously entertaining read, full of heart, smarts, hope, hilarity and relatives you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy--or would you? I don't know if I've changed or Susan Isaacs' writing has progressively deteriorated. But her characters are flat and the writing is rudimentary. She sits on the boards of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, the Queens College Foundation,. I had to go back to see if I misses anything.
I get that she's a pampered, rich doctor's wife but I'm already bored with her excessive descriptives: marble floor, onyx this, silk that, cashmere robe, monogrammed linen, blah, blah, blah. It's bad enough to know your husband's been murdered, but even worse when you're universally pitied and quietly mocked because of the sleaze factor. As always, the premise of the book is the perils of a nice Jewish girl. In addition to writing books and screenplays, Isaacs has reviewed fiction and nonfiction for , the , , and. Do you think she is truly fulfilled by her life of material wealth? As for Susie being spoiled, don't forget her in-laws and her husband loved the guod life, too, and Susie was a successful businesswoman. That's because the writing is simple, moves along quickly and has just enough plot to make it an acceptable read for a break from serious fiction I had just finished reading Age of Innocence. He was handsome, successful, and a doting dad to their four-year-old triplets.
The narrator was not very good, but it may be the fault of the poor storyline. Anthony Rabinowitz Gersten assumed her marriage was great -- and why not? She serves as a chairman on the board of and, is a past president of the. All of her novels have been New York Times bestsellers. I'll admit up front that I am a fan of Isaacs' work. Angie Before I begin the formal review there are a few things I need to get off my chest in the wake of finishing this book; I'll do so without giving away too many or any spoilers. Susie was a cipher until she got started on unravelling the mystery, and even then I really didn't like her too much. Gloria's never been big on family and wrote them all out of her will, but suddenly she must contemplate her three grandkids as possible candidates.
That is, we are doing the same thing as Google, only within the framework of one subject. Her life may not seem thrilling - living with her widowed mother, majoring in economics, working in an elegant dress store after classes to put away money for graduate school - but she's determined to make a better life for herself and her mom. It's bad enough to know your husband's been murdered, but even worse when you're universally pitied and quietly mocked because of the sleaze factor. To me it was a long novel in a one person monotone that only built a picture of the speakers thoughts and personality as someone I wouldn't care for in real life A rather self centered and self serving character that lived in her own little corner of the world. Read the book on paper - it is quite a powerful experience. But a rather discursive friend, one who never knows which details to leave out. For those who thought Susie was a spoiled beauty and were hoping for a zaftig schlep, I'm sure you're disappointed.
I have always feel the book was better than the movie, which is the reason I purchase the book. Lessons learned: don't bring home hardbacks without reading well into the first chapter, and look in the sack before you leave the drive thru window. Who will take over Glory? How does Susie's character progress through the novel? Arts organizations had to fight back. An Isaacs protagonist is usually more relatable and self-deprecating than this. The spine may show signs of wear. It was chosen as a main selection of the and, like all of her subsequent novels, was a. Were you surprised to discover who the murderer was? I'm so over books that waste my time by giving their Designer catalogues as much attention as the meat of the story.