Monday, January 16, 2006
The Doctor's Wife by Elizabeth Brundage
I'll be honest. I am a sucker for books written by graduates of the Iowa Writer's Worshop - just to keep up with the new names. Brundage does not seem worthy of her connection to the workshop. This psychological thriller about an assassination attempt on an abortion clinic doctor seemed more like Stephen King's Misery than a literary novel. In the end, it is just another novel about adultery, crazy artists and college professors who have more time to meet in motel rooms than they seem to spend in the classroom. It is a thin novel - but I could see it being turned into a pretty exciting movie.