Book Review: Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon
Publisher: Random House (May 2012)
Formats Available: Hardcover, Kindle, Audio
Format Read: egalley
My thoughts: Sometimes you just have to pick up a book purely for its entertainment value. When I picked up Wife 22 I was looking for a “just for fun” kind of read, and it completely fit the bill.
This is one of those books that strives to be unique as it is told through a series of emails, facebook status updates and other electronic means. The story explores several themes including self-analysis, motherhood, and marriage and infidelity. The format works extremely well because it holds the reader’s attention better than a more traditional story telling format would. Like Goodnight Tweetheart and I’ve got your Number I am curious about its ability to stand the test of time. As new technology appears and others become obsolete will readers continue to relate to Wife 22?
I enjoyed the book for what it was. The reader that will relate to it the most is going to be someone in a similar situation.
- Married for at least a few years
- Mid career
What do you think about books that emphasize current technology as part of their story? Are they dating themselves? Will they be able to capture future audiences or are they headed straight to the bargain bin at the bookstore?
© 2012, Teresa. All rights reserved.