Saturday, February 14, 2009

Review: The Wednesday Letters by Jason Wright

Book: The Wednesday Letters by Jason Wright
Genre: Lit. Fiction
Rating: B+
For: F2F Book Club (the other one)

I was happy this book was chosen for book club this month. I've heard quite a bit about it and it seemed like it would be a fun, easy read. Which it was. And I did enjoy it, but I kept just wanting more! Like it barely scratched the surface of what could have been. Or something.

The story begins with the death of the aging parents. The three kids gather for the funeral, and in the process of the preparations, they discover letters that their dad wrote to their mom every Wednesday since the day they were married. Very cool, huh? It also explores the troubles and problems each of the kids have been dealing with over the last few years. Meanwhile, as they go through the letters, there's quite a big secret that comes out.

So I enjoyed it. But I really wanted it to explore the relationships more. There's the one son who's come back to face his ex-girlfriend, and I wanted much more about their relationship and their past. And the letters were fun, but it still seemed to just barely touch on the parents' relationship. I kept wishing the whole time for it to dig much deeper.

Still, all in all, I liked it fine.

Hmmm, I seem to be way more critical lately, haven't I? What's up with that?


  1. I liked this book too as a fun, quick read but I understand what you mean about it missing something. The premise was good, the plot was a little strange in how it all worked out in the end but I still enjoyed it.

  2. This one is sitting on my shelf and I keep meaning to get to it--I guess I won't hurry!

  3. I bought this one awhile back, but I haven't read it yet. I've heard good things about it, though.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  4. This is one of those books that I keep thinking I'll get around to reading but there are so many other books I'd like to read before it. Maybe one day.

  5. I keep being drawn to this book at the bookstore, but then I read the back and try and decide if it is my kind of book. Now I think I might get it from the library!



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