Me Times Three: A Novel
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The book's about Sandy, a Jewish girl from Green Hills, NY who finds out her long time boyfriend is engaged to 2 other women at the same time as her. (It's not a spoiler -- look at the cover/title). The novel deals with her reactions and subsequent dating life. Now this part is kind of boring. You know who she'll end up with from the guy's first mention & the road getting there is trivial. It's not a funny book. It's not a compelling romance. What I did like, however, was the relationship between Sandy & her gay bestie, Paul. It becomes an AIDS story and that was compelling. Also, the book seems to be set in the 80's -- though I'm not sure it was spelled out as so specifically & I had to put it together with the amount of smoking (in offices....remember when!), lack of cell phones, dated fashion references, and reaction to AIDS as a death sentence. I don't think this took away from the story, but it didn't really add to it either. That it was published in 2002 means it was an intentionally backdated novel -- so I just wish there was more to that. Had I been any younger, I might not have understood. I guess what I'm saying is that it doesn't feel timeless.
I think whomever finds this will enjoy it though.