Mother Daughter Angst
I enjoyed this book on some level. The mother, Jean Saint, was wholly unsympathetic and I disliked the sections written about her. She was small-minded, petty, selfish and did not protect her daughter from child abuse. For someone who lived with spousal abuse until a much wanted daughter was born, she completely writes off her daughter for most of her adult life, because she fears what her hometown will think. The Mary Saint character on the other hand is well written and believable. I longed for her presence whenever Jean's life and choices were being examined. She is the true star of this novel.
Rated of 5
by Kate G. (City Island, NY)
Rock Star Returns Home
Not being familiar with Suzzy Roche's music, I had no idea what to expect going into this novel. Mary Saint was the front person for Sliced Ham, a band which played and wrote controversial songs, clearly meant for angry, young fans. She is now older and wiser and tring to decide what the next chapter of her life holds. I enjoyed the story line, as we see Mary re-enter the world, but the anger in her youth seemed self indulgent, as did her later fragility. Fans more familiar with Suzzy Roche will probably enjoy this book much more.
Rated of 5
by Nancy A. (Woodstock, Georgia)
A Bunch of Nothing
I did not enjoy this book. The characters did not seem "real", the plot seemed contrived, the descriptions seemed forced and the profanity was gratuitous. Even so, I think fans of Suzzy Roche, fans of the three-sister band the Roches, people interested in the music business and women of a similar age as Mary Saint, will appreciate the book and the story of "going home" so long after high school.
Rated of 5
by Sherrill B. (Columbia City, In.)
I didn't like this book. the language was very offensive and even though I tried to overlook it I couldn't. I didn't like the theme or anything about it.
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