Monday, January 5, 2009

Marley and Me

It’s possible that I’m being overly sensitive and maybe it’s totally cool to read Marley and Me. But I’m pretty sure not. And the few of you who were thinking it was maybe okay for me to have read this book, you will change your mind when I tell you that I read the short, fat airport-version with a big picture of Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson on the cover. Anyways, now’s the part where I explain WHY I chose to read this book. The reason is that it was snowing. Lots. And I was stuck with nothing to read. One day I got real desperate and decided to buy a book at Safeway. So there I was, totally book-deprived, standing in the “book aisle” of my grocery store and faced with an entire shelf FULL of nothing but Joanna Lindsey romance novels and 3 copies of Marley and Me. So really, given the alternative, I’m pretty sure I did okay.

Now that I’ve spent an entire paragraph justifying having read the book, I will spend about 3 sentences “reviewing” it. The book is sweet, but very simple in plot and style. It’s a true story about a nice couple who buy a poorly behaved puppy. Then the puppy gets old and it dies and it’s sad. The end. Oh, and there are pictures. Not childlike illustrations but like real pictures of the real Marley and the author.

6 comments:

bkclubcare said...

You've summed it up nicely. My version didn't have pictures. So. Going to go see the movie?

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I think you're pretty lucky that your grocery store had something other than romance novels! :--)

trish said...

I just have no desire to read the book OR see the movie.

But I think you're lucky your grocery store had something other than romance novels, too.

Okie said...

Great justification and fabulous review...it sounds about what I expected which is pretty much why I haven't picked it up before now despite all the people who kept telling me how great it is. It just doesn't seem like the kind of thing that drives my reading. Who knows, maybe I'll read it when I retire. ;)

cranky rae said...

Big barf -- you must have been seriously hard up. P.S. Read The Myth of You and Me on my vacay with Lindsey. Loved it, natch. I'm newly hopeful that tall women can find love in a world where Tall Hatred rules.

Jeane said...

I have no desire to see the movie, but I thought the book was amusing.