Muddled Feelings

Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple

This book had me chuckling at the ridiculousness of the characters or ready to throw my ipod across the room in anger/sadness. It was such a roller-coaster, I wasn't sure how to feel when it ended. It felt unfinished the ending, i needed more wrap up, but I don't know if I could have taken it. I was done with them, but ARGUH it was unfinished ! I liked it and I hated it, but I could not stop till I found out what happened. I'm glad I was pushed to read it, but I'd never read it again.
So I'm not going to tell you about the story I'll tell you about my points of interest. Let's go to the good fun things first. Bernadette had some great lines, some fabulous ways of looking at situations and genius in her career. She was an open parent, discussing issues with her daughter like she was a person on her way to adulthood. I loved the mother daughter relationship. Audrey, the beast who turned into an angel was a wonderful character. She was a nasty, lying, nit picking gnat with a warm heart. She stole the the pages right out from under the main characters for me, they could have disappeared into the blackberry bushes and I would have stuck with her.
The ugly bits that chapped my sensitive skin overrode the good bits. I am so sick of the married man cheating on his wife with the secretary/PA story. The back stabbing husband stealing bimbette, and the I drank too much worm of a man tangling the sheets. Sigh, yes I know it's just a story, doesn't change my feelings. Her husband was a jerk, his absence from daily functions, the way he attacked her and tried to get her committed, sending the daughter away. I really couldn't stand him. B, she was weird, her drive to go to Antartica was weird, the trip when they went was weird.

Funniest scene-One of the characters was trying to type an email on a broken computer in a foreign country that had me laughing so hard my side hurt.