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Worse Than Being Alone – “Not Really”

March 23, 2015
Jack Lehman, book reviewer

Jack Lehman, book reviewer

Worse Than Being Alone by Patricia Clark

This book has the best Prelude about writing of any book I have ever read. I firmly do believe both fiction and non-fiction needs to be based on true emotions.

Two nurses form a business on tracking down questionable work related claims. So far so good. One of them has an issue with her father falling for a new wife. Even better. The story takes place in St. Louis. Different.

But we are lead to expect some kind of closure. In other words a plot with a beginning, middle and an end. In that we are disappointed and realize that we want more from art than genuine issues. We want resolution. Perhaps we don’t get that in life, but if we want life we just need to look out the window.

I don’t know how Patricia Clark could have delivered. But that is her job. Not mine.

2 out of 5_edited-1

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