Book Reviews: The Salacious Marny Ottwiler by Bridget Straub
|5 stars, 2 reviews|
Bridget Straubabout this book: The greatest thing about writing "The Salacious Marny Ottwiler" was that I laughed the whole way through it. I never knew what was going to happen next and yet I could not wait to find out.
Marny Ottwiler is a book that explores relationships, and which takes many twists and turns. Throughout the book, Marny is also trying to deal with her career as a novelist. A career that is as out of control as her personal life. Like most of us she is searching for a balance between her career and her relationships and is having difficulty doing it. When her marriage is coming to an end and a trusted friend becomes more than just her confidante, her world is turned further upside down. She is scared she will have to risk losing her best friend if she moves forward.
When it came time to create the cover, I knew I wanted to include different aspects of Marny's life, and hopefully relay the chaotic confusion. It took about six drafts, but in the end I am very happy with the final product.
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I love MarnyThis book is a fun, almost guilty pleasure read. It's contemporary, infused with pop culture, and a little gossipy (in a good way). Marny is such a deliciously flawed main character, she's cynical and hopeful, funny and troubled, crazy and brilliant. She struggles with addiction, infidelity, fame, writer's block, family, love and more, all with her own unique, funny perspective. She's unstoppable, and gets right to the heart of the matter. I want to join Marny's fan club! (and Ms. Straub's as well)
A Very Enjoyable ReadAs a fan of Bridget Straub's writing, I am very pleased to see a new published novel. Marny Ottwiler is an instantly likeable character. She is facing some rather huge problems, but her slightly irreverant, "just keep moving forward" attitude makes her journey quite enjoyable for the reader. She made me laugh, a lot. I also really liked the glimpses into Marny's process as a writer, as she shares with us the creation of her new character for the novel that she owes her publisher. All in all, a very enjoyable read!
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