Well, Ummm....

Rotten - J.L. Brooks

I don't think I've ever been so dumbfounded by a book I've read before than with this one.  I'm confused on how I feel about what I just read. I'm not even for sure what I just read. I can't even rate what I just read.

There were points in this book I was sure I wasn't going to be able to finish it. Then I would read something that would string me along a little bit further. Then I'd go back to the DNF mode. Then back to gotta-know-what-happens-next mode. Yide'da! I'm suffering from emotional whiplash I tell ya. 

There's so much that's different about this book. Stuff I've never read the likes of before nor quite to the author's take on them before. There were things on the opposite ends of 1 another happening. You have the h's Catholic faith & the belief of God expressed in this book. The beginning of the book even starts out with a scripture quote. But in the same token, this is a very sexually explicit book. In fact, the sexual banter & innuendos between the H & the h is some of the hottest I've read in a long time. Also, the h is married to another dude the majority of this book, but you forget about hubby & want a H & h hookup. (But the hubby turns out to be not so so great anyways.) 

Then there's the writing. The h acts & says some very immature things. To the point that you think the author must be a young'n. Then the author totally surprises you & writes some of the funniest, wittiest dialogue for the H. 

Then there were things in the book I was mad about. The book starts out with the h trying to commit suicide. I was mad @ the reasoning why. And then I was annoyed by small info like the Catholic h having the priest offer her ice tea during confession, & her drinking it! Hello! I grew up Catholic, & it may have been a while since I've been to confession, but I can tell you that NO priest will be offering you a beverage in the confessionals. LOL!! I'm laughing my butt off just thinking about that now. 

Bottom line, there were things I just didn't like about this book. Period. However, the author was so different in her content, I can't help but to like her for being such an odd ball.