Author: Carol Paxman
Book Name: Now That I Am Someone Else
Genre: Family Drama
Rating: Didn’t Like
Who am I now that I’m not who I thought I was? This is the question Cindy asks herself.
Cindy’s life was a fairy tale.
A beautiful home, three amazing daughters and married to the man of her dreams.
When Cindy’s very own Prince Charming decides he’s had enough of the fairy tale, and takes off with her friend. Where does that leave her?
Now Cindy has to figure out who she is now that she is no longer who she thought she was.
Note to self… Double, triple and quadruple check book length BEFORE getting a book. The title of this is almost longer than the book itself. This doesn’t even qualify for novella status. It is a short story at best, but more a long essay.
Because of how ridiculously short this is there is no story or character development. The story comes across as simplistic, choppy, and unfinished with major gaps in events along the way and is presented almost entirely within the main character’s head and thoughts.
Seriously. The story covers about a 6 month period of time in 41 pages. How much actual story can you get in that space? There is 6 months worth of time to work with an you only have 41 pages?! There is truly no point to reading anything this short because you do not have enough room to go anywhere unless you are writing about a single, very brief moment in time. It is kind of like reading the diary of a bitter woman’s emotional dumping ground during a divorce, but that woman only writes in said dairy sporadically and only writes about her feelings and very little about actual events.
I won’t go into the problematic formatting or editing mistakes or the extremely unrealistic time frame, which is normally a whole lot longer than that 6 months. The pretty cover art is completely wasted on this.
And yes, I probably spent more time writing this review than I did reading the damn thing in the first place.