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Young Wives (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – Rauer Buchschnitt, 26. Januar 2000
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The women in Olivia Goldsmith novels always share the same unfortunate affliction: they have been dumped on by men--usually from a very great height. Following this formula, Young Wives is rather like her best-seller The First Wives Club (the film of the book starred Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn), set a decade earlier.
Three women from different walks of life, with different styles and different tastes, with the usual common denominator: dishonest, lazy, arrogant, selfish, good-for-nothing husbands (choose adjective to fit).
Angie is a lawyer about to celebrate her first wedding anniversary to her drop-dead-gorgeous, perfectly groomed, Ivy-League catch. Except the catch has a catch of his own to drop--and it's not exactly conducive to a long and happy marriage.
Michelle and Jada meanwhile are best friends, in spite of their many differences. Beautiful, long-legged blonde Mich is happily married to Frank whose role is to provide. Everything. Mich and her two children want for nothing. Jada, the only black career girl in the neighbourhood, is married to Clinton, an unemployed builder who can't even raise the enthusiasm to finish the kitchen floor. As the sole breadwinner, Jada is forced to work longer and longer hours to provide for her three kids.
It's not long before the worms turn. And, just like those First Wives, our Young Wives have a whole lot of avenging to be doing. Thankfully though, it really doesn't matter whether or not you have previously read or seen Olivia Goldsmith's work. Young Wives stands on its own as a ripping yarn, overflowing with characters so real you feel like you know them--or want to know them. Almost double the size of the average novel, this is a book you will make excuses to stay home and read. It's also a film waiting to happen... --Carey Green -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
Acclaim for Olivia Goldsmith: 'One of our most acute observers of modern marriage and betrayal' Good Housekeeping 'Full of wisecracks, and gossip... Olivia Goldsmith can keep you reading' Cosmopolitan 'Goldsmith's characters are wilful, robust, amusing and delightfully credible' Mail on Sunday -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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I ended up not finishing this book because I couldn't find enough redeeming qualities in it. I have read stories about couples where there has been infidelities and, slowly with time, healing and renewed respect for the other partner, the marriage is saved. An infidelity can be both devasting and unforgiveable but it also can be survived. Also, if one wants to leave a marriage, fine, but one should not necessary advocate to everyone who goes through the same experience to do the same. I know we need a healthy dose of cynicism once in a while, but there is already an anti-marriage sentiment out there and there is no reason to continue to feed into it.
The characters were pretty decent and I especially admired the black character for her loyalty to everyone in the book. I could tell, however, that her character was written by someone not of her racial background. Other than that, this is a good book about friendship and support, a bad book about marriage.
Now, it is certainly true that Goldsmith chooses the landscape between men and women as the venue for her most outrageous revenge escapades, and thus men in her books fall into three categories:
(1) complete slime balls who deserve far worse than ever happens to them in these books
(2) wonderful gentle perfect men who turn out to be the ideal love interest for the women who were treated badly by men of type #1
(3) supporting characters, who, when they do not fall into categories #1 and #2, always turn out to be gay
This book is no exception. Bad men, loving women who were done wrong, revenge which tosses the men farther down than they tossed their women, and lots of emotional catharsis.
The three main characters had the usual Goldsmith adventures and all ended up significantly better off than they had been at the beginning of the book. (And at the beginning of the book, two of them thought they had great marriages.)
You don't have to believe all men are pigs to enjoy this fiction, but you do have to be willing to believe that smart women frequently choose men who turn out to be pigs. Put aside what you know about real men, and their complex combinations of good and bad qualities, and wallow in the rollicking story provided for your spare-time enjoyment.
What can I say? It was great fun.
The purpose of this book is not to capture the male reader - as a matter of fact, if anything, it is meant to tick them off. And, for what it is - AND IT IS A "GIRL" BOOK - "Young Wives" is very good. It manages to successfully follow the lives of three different women without getting too bogged down in senseless details. The writing is very good, the plot is thought out and executed in a very consistent manner. It's easy reading fiction that walks an almost comical line of outrage that only a woman could understand. So, if you have a problem with this book, it is probably because you basically do not like this type of literary entertainment.
If you're looking for a court drama, read John Grisham. If you're looking for good psycho-drama, read Dean Koontz. If you're looking for god-awful, horrible fiction, read Jackie Collins, Danielle Steel or Barbara Taylor-Bradford. But, if you want half-way decent fiction for women (and I stress the words fiction and women!), read Olivia Goldsmith. She's one of the best of her genre.
And - if you're a guy, go read Tom Clancy. Or, Zane Grey. You'll be much happier because you'll be reading a book that many a woman will put down after a few chapters rather than yawn through it.
To the reader from Australia- Here are some great books to try !
Handyman by Linda Nichols
Plainsong by Ken Haruf
Bittersweet Rain by Sandra Brown
And, of course, anything from Nora Roberts and Danielle Steel!
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Eine wunderbare Geschichte - mann kann gar nicht aufhören zu lesen. Genau der richtige Lesespass fuer den Urlaub, jedes Umblaettern bringt eine neue Ueberraschung. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 3. Januar 2002 von firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're expecting another First Wives Club, like the published reviewers suggest, you won't get it. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 1. August 2000 veröffentlicht
Olivia Goldsmiths books are getting to be formulaic-woman wronged, woman gets revenge-but the revenge part is just so much fun! Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 25. Juli 2000 von Moe811
Goldsmith novels are definitely guilty pleasures, and this one is no different--guilty because the husbands in this book are such bastards, and while I feel it's unfair to men, it... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 5. Juli 2000 von Melody Scheiner
I was hooked on this book from the beginning. Jada and Michelle ended up with pretty lousy husbands. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 30. Juni 2000 von Rayne
I was really loving this book for about the first 150 pages, but quickly tired of all the LONG descriptions of every thought each character had. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 12. Juni 2000 veröffentlicht
I found Ms. Goldsmith able to depict accurately the emotional strings that tie you and sometimes bind you to another in a relationship. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 9. Juni 2000 von M. Parker
I know that not all men are pigs, but there are enough of them out there to make this book ring true. If you know any guys like this you'll be very satisfied with the outcome.Am 9. Juni 2000 veröffentlicht
Every other book Ms. Goldsmith has written has had an element of lovingkindness, rueful acceptance that life ain't perfect, and a sense of mature, adult hope. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 31. Mai 2000 veröffentlicht