The Farrah Chronicles," by Boston-based writer Christine L. Mahoney, follows 29-year-old Farrah as she retroactively chronicles her life at the behest of her court-appointed therapist, a homework assignment to be picked apart, held up to the light and scrutinized in each biweekly, 90-minute therapy session. . Did Farrah really kill her would-be baby brother with a pinata sThe Farrah Chronicles," by Boston-based writer Christine L. Mahoney, follows 29-year-old Farrah as she retroactively chronicles her life at the behest of her court-appointed therapist, a homework assignment to be picked apart, held up to the light and scrutinized in each biweekly, 90-minute therapy session. . Did Farrah really kill her would-be baby brother with a pinata stick when she was three years old? . Did she really force Daddy to move from their family home in Dayton, Ohio to his childhood home in Boston, Massachusetts when she was only four? . Was it Dirk Davenport who eventually drove her to the brink? Or was it Tad? Or Johnny? Or Kyle? Or Jesus Christ Himself? Who the hell knows? Certainly not Farrah. With Genie's help and 64 weeks of intense therapy, the raggedy-ass pieces of Farrah's fractured life seem to fall together in a patchwork of memories, neuroses, desires and lies. Or is it just an illusion? Love, sex, Jesus hallucinations... "The Farrah Chronicles" has it all! And it's funny as hell!...
|Title||:||The Farrah Chronicles|
|Number of Pages||:||168 Pages|
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The Farrah Chronicles Reviews
The Farrah Chronicles is the story of a slightly unstable woman's life. The voice of Farrah is strong and engaging, the character well drawn and the author writes excellent prose. I enjoyed the story of Farrah's relationship with Dirk, but once that finished, the book soon lost my interest because it had no over all thrust of dramatic tension to hold it together. The main character in a novel should have a clear goal, and there needs to be an antagonist to get in the way of the goal, then we have situation to be solved. This is what makes a plot and gives a novel structure, and htis is where the Farrah Chronicles fell short. The scenes themselves were well enough written and the main character was well-drawn and quite likeable but she was not engaging enough to make up for a lack of plot. Although the author can write immediate prose, a lot of the book was told rather than shown. This suited the journal style though and wouldn't have been a problem if there had been a strong story. As it was, however, it made it rather too easy to skim parts like the slightly excessive back story on BJ.At two thirds of the way through I was still waiting for the story to kick in. Had each scene been really strong, it may have been enough, but they weren't. The author clearly has ability, but this story, or rather the lack of it, doesn't do her justice.Reviewed on behalf of the Awesome Indies http://awesomeindies.netI received a free copy of the book from the author in return for an honest review.
This book was a blend of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Girl Interupted with shades of Doug Copeland and Chuck Pahlinuk and mnaybe some Christopher Morris thrown in for good measures. There is not a hint of Danielle Steele or Nora Roberts but I did detect a little bit of Jackie Collins spiciness in there from time to time. Great read!