Saturday, November 2, 2013

Review: The Girl, the Gold Tooth and Everything

The Girl, the Gold Tooth and Everything
by Francine LaSala

Publisher: Diversion Books
Pages: 210
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Mina Clark is losing her mind—or maybe it’s already gone. She isn’t quite sure. Feeling displaced in her over-priced McMansion-dotted suburban world, she is grappling not only with deep debt, a mostly absent husband, and her playground-terrorizer 3-year old Emma, but also with a significant amnesia she can’t shake—a “temporary” condition now going on several years, brought on by a traumatic event she cannot remember, and which everyone around her feels is best forgotten. A routine trip to the dentist changes everything for Mina, and suddenly she's not sure if what's happening is real, of if she's just now fully losing her mind... especially when she realizes the only person she thought she could trust is the one she fears the most.

Kritters Thoughts:  Are you into those artsy films and indie music?  Then this weird mind trick of a book may be more suited for you than me.  What a confusing ride with a character who suffers from amnesia  but is getting her memories back in random assorted pieces.  Like her, I was mostly lost through this book and it took a little too long for the puzzle pieces to get put all back together.  A short and sweet review because this book just wasn't quite up my alley, but after looking at some other readers, this author does have a great following her truly love her books.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Ebook 2013 Challenge: 69 out of 50

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Diversion Books.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. I enjoyed the magical realism and found the style of writing close to the plight of the main character. It was fun for me to read a book that wasn't predictable.

    P.S. You've got some really great books here on your blog - I'm going to be checking them out! Thx!


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