Honestly, I do read books I adore but this is not one of them. This is my least favorite Book of the Month selection so far.
Three young adult friends (Ellie, Chloe, and Rachel) are so discouraged with their lives that they wind up living off grid with Rachel’s boyfriend, Autry. I guess Rachel did it on purpose but the others definitely drifted. Autry’s plan is to live off the land with Rachel for a year in a family cabin to restore ‘health’. The plan is for The Project to be chronicled in a bestseller, if Autry can just start writing.
Nobody accomplishes anything or grows through their challenges in this discouraging book. I want to smack every character.
By Robin Cook
I can remember enjoying Robin Cook’s books when I was younger so either his writing is worse or my standards are different. Or both, of course.
I was sick for much of May and was looking for the book equivalent of comfort food, something engrossing but not too challenging. Our heroes here are two 20 somethings who decide to sell their eggs to finance a stay in Italy to write their theses. Unexpected symptoms after their procedures lead them to investigate the clinic further so naturally they get jobs at the clinic under assumed names. The fertility clinic is run in an old asylum, perfect for scary moments as the girls try to answer their questions about what is really happening to all those eggs being harvested. You don’t want to know what they find as they follow every evil Doctor, old asylum cliched plot line. Nasty.
Please don’t waste your time on this book. It has no redeeming qualities.