New research suggests that reading fiction is good for us, especially the brain. It also turns out that reading a story to some degree functions as experience—we literally travel through a novel in the skin of the protagonist.
What an interesting life you’ve had! Why don’t you write your autobiography? It would be quite interesting, to say the least.
In your novel, I could not tell what there was to like about either Erica or Marie? Neither woman was very interesting or likable. Erica seemed like a very unfeminine, big mouthed racist with a very thin skin. Marie, when she wasn’t tearing out her lovely hair, had little to say.
The men were not very protective of their women because they let the other man have sex with their own wives. Aldo finally ran away, leaving Erica in the lurch. When he finally returns, he doesn’t even know if he will stay to help care for his wife’s baby, no matter whose it is. What a guy! Of course to him, it wouldn’t matter who the father was. Everyone is family in this house.
The best part of the book is the recipe for the green salad for Thanksgiving dinner. I highlighted this paragraph with the fresh salad dressing. But this is the only thing I would be willing to try after reading the book. All other activities should very unappetizing.
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