Thursday, July 30, 2020

Book Review - The Last Book Party by Karen Dukess

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It is the summer of 1987 and 25-year-old Eve Rosen is an aspiring writer who is stuck in a low-level assistant job. She is unable to get her writing career off the ground and she's been stuck in her brilliant brother's shadow growing up. When she feels her professional options are being limited, she jumps at the chance to attend a summer gathering at Cape Cope hosted by the famous New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie.

She finds herself dazzled by the guests and has a crush on Franny Grey, Henry, and Tillie's son. She is excited when she receives an offer to become Henry's research assistant. Eve is excited when she is invited to the exclusive and famed "Book Party", where guests are invited to dress as literary characters. However, the night of the party turns uncomfortable when Eve discovers the truth behind the people she became involved with.

I am very disappointed with this book. I didn't find myself liking any of the characters and found them to be selfish and full of themselves. Eve was committing acts of adultery more than once but, was overcome with grief and misery when someone else did it. The novel was predictable and I found it to be rather pointless.

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