It does happen often but it happens. I was influenced by the book cover and decided that the story contained within was too frivolous to give my hard-earned reading time. I am retired now and can generally spend as much time as I like reading. I alternated between a ebook and an audiobook. I loved  the book, surprise.

    Bernadette seemed a modern day Miss Havisham. She stopped moving forward in her life at the moment the 20 mile house met its fate.  The condition of her home, its persistent deterioration, reminiscent of the crumbling wedding cake.  I was upset that Elgin was so self absorbed that he never responded to Bernadette’s precarious mental/emotional state.

    The mudslide was priceless. I howled with laughter. It was one of the accounts I read and listened too.