All the Voices in My Head
All the Voices in My Head together. I was surprised at how many mixed responses this book produced from the 5 people that read it. I really admire Linda and many of the other Pinterest readers because some like Linda have written many more book reviews than me and we get some great discussions going.
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I was completely engaged with
All I could think of was the Battle Hymn of the Republic as he flicked my erect nipple with his tongue” was brilliant. The plot was plausible. However, the ending was too quick of a change for such intense writing. This was the only fault that I found. For example if Gloria’s mother would have dropped letters when she walked in on Parker and Gloria, it would had made the transition to the ending better for the reader. It is these little teases that are often explained later that give the reader a “Ah Ha” or satisfactory understanding of twist that is about to come.
The book cover also sparked much conversation from it resembling a neuron to modern art that evoked “thought.” I also liked how the author tied in the title with this line, “the voices in my head calling and I was heading for a breakdown.” Furthermore, the character’s downward emotional spiral is evident when she believes the nurses are turned on by Parker. Gloria’s emotional state is very clear in this line, “They blush when they bathe his privates. I can imagine his penis makes them horny. I wonder if he gets erect when they touch….” I laughed and then cried. “I wonder if they come to get a thrill when I’m not here.”
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My favorite character was Misty. Many wanted to have more happen with Misty at the end. In a way, I believe we were so emotionally involved that we wanted a longer novel or a sequel. The book does take a dark turn which left some in the Pinterest readers dissatisfied and upset. I had to laugh because it was almost like the author on purpose was not going to let the reader have that ending. Again, this is a much darker novel that the author’s other books. It was like a cliffhanger but gave an explanation. I understand not all stories have a happy ending and I do not always expect a neat tidy “everything is explained ending that is happy ever after.”
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