A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JAKE GYLLENHAAL AND AMY ADAMS, AND DIRECTED BY TOM FORD. Based on the novel Tony and Susan.
Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband, Edward Sheffield, an unpublished writer. Now, she's enduring middle class suburbia as a doctor's wife, when out of the blue she receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband's first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says.
As Susan reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine. And as we read with her, we too become lost in Sheffield's thriller. As the Hastings' ordinary, civilized lives are disastrously, violently sent off course, Susan is plunged back into the past, forced to confront the darkness that inhabits her, and driven to name the fear that gnaws at her future and will change her life.
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Irritating to read
Many times throughout, I wanted the writer to get to the point. Starts off interesting and very quickly lacks in any sort of wit and point.
Confusing narrative & pointless introspection
The story within the story has some dramatic moments. But the narrative which contains it is pointless. No worries about a spoiler here: the endings of BOTH stories leave everything unresolved and you'll wonder why you bothered. It's time I'll never get back!
Failed My Expectations
I’m not going to say it’s the WORST book I’ve ever read, but this book could be a perfect example of an “anticlimactic” ending. Started reading because the movie looked interesting, which is why I found it so disappointing when the book turned out to be completely different than what the movie trailer made it seem like. I don’t know if I’ve ever HOPED that a movie diverges from the source material… do with that knowledge as you will.