Thursday, September 1, 2016

Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard

Summary on Goodreads.

"Mark and Maggie's annual drive east to visit family has gotten off to a rocky start. By the time they're on the road, it's late, a storm is brewing, and they are no longer speaking to one another. Adding to the stress, Maggie — recently mugged at gunpoint — is lately not herself, and Mark is at a loss about what to make of the stranger he calls his wife. When they are forced to stop for the night at a remote inn, completely without power, Maggie's paranoia reaches an all-time and terrifying high. But when Mark finds himself threatened in a dark parking lot, it’s Maggie who takes control."

If there was a twist here at the end, I didn't see it. This book was sooo dragging. Perhaps for someone who has been mugged and can't get over it this would be "Oh my God!" book. For me it was boring and I kept reading because supposedly at the end something was going to happen that would make the MC less of a self-absorbed, OCD victim she was during the entire story.

I supposed the couple here is just another normal couple; my problem is that I don't want to read about the boring lives of normal people.

At the end the husbands breaks down and cries and the wife "handles" the situation because she offers him her shoulder to cry.

The only real character here was the dog which wouldn't take shit from the couple; wouldn't pee if it didn't feel like it, and so on. In reality, this couple had no life and was living according to what the dog dictated.

The end was so retarded. I thought that something substantial was going to happen, but it was just a disappointment.