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ISBN:
1602859884
Author:
Myla Goldberg
Category:
Thrillers & Suspense
Language:
English
Publisher:
Center Point Pub; Large Print edition (February 1, 2011)
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Rating:
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In The False Friend, Myla author of Bee Season-brilliantly explores the cruelty of children, the unreliability of memory, and the unpredictable forces that shape our adult selves. These are questions we ask ourself from the time we first enter school. After reading the summary of this book I knew I wanted to read it. The False Friend is the story of a young woman,Celia, who believes she is responsible for the disappearance of her childhood friend Djuna. She is remembering her childhood friendships and she doesn't like what she sees.

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Twenty years after her best friend and rival Djuna disappears under circumstances Celia has only recently remembered, Celia unconsciously sabotages a relationship and returns to her hometown to confess her role in what happened. (general fiction). By the best-selling author of Bee Season.
  • Frey
This book does not live up to its very intriguing premise. There are so many reasons why this book fails to deliver that I don't even know where to start. One of the reviewers wrote that way too much space is used describing sights,smells,cars, neighborhoods, etc. and she's right. Character development of the main characters is weak but we get too much information about a brother who doesn't even appear in the story until the end. It doesn't even matter to the story that Celia has a brother. Her relationship with her pot smoking, live-in boyfriend is only partially explored and developed. While setting definitely helps set the tone of a story, this one could just as easily been set in the heart of a bustling metropolis. Where Celia grew up isn't important; what's important is the event from her childhood that has her in a quandry.

The big question that we should all have is: Why is Celia's recollection of what happened to her friend completely different from everyone else's? And why does she find it hard to accept that her recollection is faulty? If these two issues had been fully developed, this would have been a far better book. Instead, the ending falls very flat and the only saving grace is that the author does reveal for the reader what happened. But we have no idea what Celia's fate will be. My guess is that she will hold on to a false memory, live only a shadow of the life she's meant to have and eventually lose the pot-smoking boyfriend who will have had enough of her. One last thing: there is a scene in which Celia goes to meet a woman that she helped torment as a child. The woman wasn't home so Celia ended up talking to the brother. I got the very strange feeling that the woman and the brother were one and the same. Anyone else pick up on that?
  • Ber
I dowloaded this on my Kindle after reading a glowing recommendation in the free "E Book Insider." The premise seemed intriguing. Without spoiling anything - and I hate it when reviewers give away plot details - the story centers around 32-year old Celia, who decides to return to her home town in New York to reveal what she knows about her childhood friend's dissapearance back when she was in grade school. An investigation was held back then but Celia claims to have information that no one else knows and feels the need to get it off her chest. However, upon returning to her home town, this task is not as straightforward as she expects...

The book is a dark, psychological tale that builds slowly and is filled with tension. If M. Knight Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) were a novelist instead of a screenwriter, this is probably how one of his books would turn out. A truly great story concept, however, is hurt by Ms. Goldberg's presentation. First, as other reviewers have stated, there are major flaws - stylistically - with the syntax and prose. Very simply, Ms. Goldberg uses a densely worded, overly descriptive writing style that was very frustrating at times and distracted me from the story itself. As a result, this was a somewhat slow read. If I had just downloaded a sample, there's a good chance I would not have purchased the book, since the thick prose starts from page one. However, I stuck with it due to the recommendation I read. The book is more about the psychological end of it than the story itself, so add another star if you're into that approach.
  • Tyler Is Not Here
I loved 'The Bee Season' and couldn't wait to read 'The False Friend'. The flap copy promises yet the book does not deliver.
The prose is, as always, beautiful and smart. I have a problem with the structure of the novel (especially the ending), the pace, and its slow reveal.
The idea in itself is quite interesting - admitting to something you think you did - and you feel the need to set things straight. I don't think it worked as well as it could have.
In my opinion, this novel suffers from what many literary novels suffer from - bad structure and a weak plot. There are so many possibilities to milk it - yet she does not.
I am so longing for a literary novel that encompasses both (plot and language) and I can think of only a few( may I mention Sawtelle?)

I finished it because I wanted to know - for no other reason. But not in a good way. I am a Goldberg fan - just not of this one.
  • Umdwyn
It was a fast read, but it needed more depth; there just wasn't that much to it. The relationships were interesting, but the subject matter was not really gripping. Then, it ended with a kind of deus ex machina. I liked reading it on my Kindle, but it suffered in comparison to The Invisible Bridge, which was an outstanding saga. I read one after the other for my book club, and everyone else had the same reaction.
  • Ariseym
I could only read to page 78 and most of those pages were quickly skimmed. It took the author 9 pages to describe a middle school that the lead character attended. It almost felt like the author assumed their audience wouldn't have any skill of visual understanding and needed to walk them through it word for word, for word, for word, for word! I want my time and money back:)
  • Dyni
Love anything Myla Goldberg!
  • Danial
I thought this was be "riveting" as suggested. Not. The ending was so disappointing
I liked the easy flow of the book, but so anti-climatic at the end that I just felt disappointed. I kept waiting for some big twist or revelation that never came.