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At propels her on to alarming and illuminating adventures of her own Isabel Fonseca explores the impulses that color and disrupt our lives even as they reveal ever clearly the nature of love From the Trade Paperback editi. I just got off a two day binge read of Attachment by Isabel Fonseca after finding it by chance in a used bookstore in Paris I wish I had not read it so fast but it is one of those books that grabs your heart mind and keeps you absolutely enthralled Just when I thought OK I can see where this is going it would veer off into an absolutely unexpected new path that made my heart pump and kept me awake til 2am both nights The author s keen intelligence dry humor and stark honest description of the jarring incomprehension that lives between long married people were startlingly realistic Also appreciated is the sensual pleasure she seems to take in describing places tastes animals and things of all kinds from a rusty fat refrigerator on a bumpy island road to an embarrassingly frumpy tote bag hidden and found under a chic bookstore table from those heart s

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Es that she has misdiagnosed some acute pathologies in her own life The long idyll of their mutual ease is over and a new uest has just begun Looking for answers Jean goes undercover with a surreptitious correspondence th. I have this tendency sometimes conscious and sometimes not to gravitate towards books that deal with themes ideasproblemsthat I m dealing with in my own life In the fall when my sister in law was undergoing treatment for alcoholism I read book after book that touched on addiction issues In January apparently the month in which the most marriage breakdowns take place I found out that two of my close friends were dealing with infidelity in their marriages All of a sudden it seemed like every book I picked up was about marital affairs and mid life crisisThis novel begins with a wife s discovery that her husband is conducting an overtly sexual as opposed to emotional at least as far as we know affair with a younger woman Puzzlingly the middle aged husband Mark and wife Jean in the story have decamped from their home in London to a remote island called S

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After than twenty years of life in London Jean and Mark Hubbard decamp to a remote tropical island in the Indian Ocean But when Jean a health columnist discovers a salacious love letter addressed to her husband she realiz. I tore thru the first part of this book when Jean the American writer and Mark her British husband were a nice solid likable couple enjoying their new home on a tropical island telecommuting to her magazine job and his ad agency in London But then as everything gets complicated illicit affairs medical conditions family issues resulting from her parents long ago divorce instead of getting interesting it got harder for me to keep reading Initially there were little holes in the plot that bothered me like when Jean finds a love letter intended for her husband and starts emailing the woman herself well that hardly seems plausible Then when he keeps traveling for business and ostensibly seeing the email girlfriend somehow the subject of their torrid daily email correspondence never comes up Then too it seemed weird that Mark and Jean had abandoned the


10 thoughts on “Attachment

  1. says:

    I think the main problem with this book is that the author relies heavily on summary rather than description or dialogue to tell the story None of the characters seem fleshed out as a result I had no opinion about whether the protagonist should stay with her husband Mark or try to reconnect with a previous suitor becaus

  2. says:

    On a long holiday weekend what do I decide to do? Read a depressing book of uestionable merit I didn't hate it but I didn't really like it either It's painfully overwritten Often unbearably claustrophobic At times embarrassingly silly And yet I could find myself relating to the central character even if I didn't like her I admired

  3. says:

    I tore thru the first part of this book when Jean the American writer and Mark her British husband were a nice solid likable couple enjoying their new home on a tropical island telecommuting to her magazine job and his ad agency in London But then as everything gets complicated illicit affairs medical conditions family i

  4. says:

    After a slow frustrating beginning Hmm my husband may be cheating on me I should probably not be hasty and go to the gym first this became a very satisfying book covering not just infidelity but the potential loss of a father the e

  5. says:

    I found parts of this book good I thought the beginning set up a good story At times however I found the writing particularly confusing I kept rereading sentences oftentimes moving on still unsure of what the author was trying to convey I also found many of the author's analogies inapt Once I decided not to read it so carefully I was able to get into the story only to find the miscommunication between the characters and the resu

  6. says:

    I have this tendency sometimes conscious and sometimes not to gravitate towards books that deal with themes ideasproblemsthat I'm dealing with in my own life In the fall when my sister in law was undergoing treatm

  7. says:

    Attachment connotes different things How a bout a flying bird carrying a blank document in its beak? Sort of like “a message in a bottle”? No? For that reason I almost didn’t pull the book off the shelf and take it home with me That’s the New York publishing world for you specifically Alfred A Knopf silly misinformed if not damn right stupid I never read the synopsis on the inside jacket— foolishness from ad men women

  8. says:

    I just got off a two day binge read of Attachment by Isabel Fonseca after finding it by chance in a used bookstore in Paris I wish I had not read it so fast but it is one of those books that grabs your heart mind and keeps you absolutely enthralled Just when I thought OK I can see where this is going it would veer off into an absolutely unexpected new path that made my heart pump and kept me awake til 2am bot

  9. says:

    Read the STOP SMILING interview with Attachment author Isabel FonsecaNEGATIVE CAPABILITIESIt’s 10 am in Primrose Hill London Author Isabel Fonseca sits in her kitchen “tanking up on coffee” An American by birth and a New Yorker at heart she remains in disbelief that she’s lived in England for over 25 years “It’s payme

  10. says:

    Not recommendedThe 2 star average rating given for this book is a pretty accurate representation of the response of our book

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