Sunday, August 7, 2011

Coffee at Little Angels

Coffee at Little Angels
Nadine Rose Larter
188 ebook pages
Publisher: the author
Source: the author

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

After Phil dies his friends all arrive back in their hometown for his funeral.  That's pretty much the whole plot and I kept feeling like I was waiting for the book to get started.  Then it ended.  I wanted to like the book because I think it's such a great premise - someone dies and their friends all meet up again after a long period of time - but I just didn't love the execution.

I had a bit of a hard time keeping the characters straight in this book because it was eight different characters all written in the first person and they weren't exactly distinctive.  Because of that I think it would have been better if the book had fewer main characters and had been written from one point of view or in the third person.  But there is one thing I know for sure - I hated the character of Melanie, especially during her little rant about halfway through the novel.  She was even more bigoted and selfish than Scarlett O'Hara.  I was glad to see the other characters resent her crap.  Of course, none of the characters were what I would call endearing.  Except maybe Phil.

Overall, I have to give this book two stars, meaning "It was okay."  I just didn't quite like it enough to give it three stars.

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