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  1. says:

    The Most Fun We Ever Had grew on me like a rash the I read this book the I grew firm in my opinion that not only did I dislike it but that I in fact actively hated it Its bloated length⁠—532 pages⁠—is almost designed to make its every fault as glaring and grating as possible i started listening to its audiobook at 125x speed and finished it listening at 25x speed so make of that what you will lol Here's a very extensive list of some of the things about Lombardo's writing that irritated the shit out of me Enjoy ► The amount of times Lombardo mentions how much Marilyn and David love each other OHHH MYYY GOOODDD we get it marilyn needs david like she needs air to breathe david worships the ground marilyn walks on they have sex like 4097234 times a day and touch each other all the time and somehow communicate paragraphs' worth of information with a single look and wE GET IT YOU HAVE MADE YOUR POINT PLS STOP ► The amount of times characters watch other characters having sex I'm honestly sorry I just made you read that⁠—hell I'm sorry I just made myself read that There's at least 3 instances in this book where a character stumbles upon 2 other characters on their way to having or actually having sex wtf ? a single time is one too many times⁠—BUT 3 ??? one of those times involves a 15 year old character watching some guy giving his aunt oral sex and the other a teen girl watching her parents on their way to having sex on the sofa and that is on both counts some deeply disturbing shit to say the least and the scenes are described in detail too and I justdid we really need this kind of disgusting voyeurism ?► The amount of times Lombardo uses the phrase sitting Indian style JUST FUCKING SAY SITTING CROSS LEGGED AND MOVE ON why use dumb and offensive antiuated language when you can just use the perfectly serviceable alternative of sitting cross legged ??? ► Lombardo doesn't seem to have considered what she decided to include in this book because so much of it is uestionable at best and extremely problematic at worst Here are some particularly egregious examplesHis nameis Jonah Bendt unfortunately; like cool why not just cement the kid's fate as a pipefitter?isnt it funny to shit on people's jobs lol how hilarious Lathrop House had gotten cable specifically so this one fucked up kid with Asperger's could watch itwhy include the fucked up ???? why not just say a kid with Asperger's ??? i swear im getting riled up writing this because this book is so unnecessarily shitty so many timesWe're in a weirdly speedy schedule tonight Mom's in schizoid modethis one's especially hilarious because this book tries⁠—and miserably fails⁠—to sympathetically portray mental illness and then turns around and has a character basically shit on any kind of positive mental illness representation by saying a dumbass thing like mom's in schizoid mode while we're on the subject of this book's shitty mental illness rep i wanna talk about how the book portrays one of the characters—Ryan Liza's husband—who has depression i don't have depression so definitely take my opinion with a grain of salt but the rep was in my view Not Good in fact it was Bad Really Goddamn Bad the moment Lombardo introduced him i knew it wasn't going to go down well because all he is in this book is a huge burden to his wife that's literally it he's a pathetic man child⁠—and I'm uoting straight from the book here⁠—who sits at home all day and plays video games and thwarts his poor wife's every attempt to get him to do something productive i don't even know where to start unpacking the shitstorm that is his portrayal first of all HE IS DEPRESSED i think that would ualify as a HUGE extenuating circumstance it's not like he's some lazy slob who's sitting at home all day for no reason but than that the way he's represented makes it seem as though it's his fault he's depressed like if he'd just get up and make an effort everything would be okay like oh his poor wife is working sooOoO much and trying soOoO hard to be good for him and he's refusing to cooperate or do anything for her sake isnt he such a huge burden if only he would just like do better view spoilerand in the end the narrative conveniently disposes of him by having him discover his wife's infidelity and leaving her lol nice truly the cherry on top of this novel's disastrous mental illness rep hide spoiler


  2. says:

    So this one was maybe a 35 ⭐️ read for me It took me almost 2 weeks to finish this 500 page family saga If I'm to be honest I found myself bored at times and absolutely enthralled at others There were times when I put the book down and read another book in its entirety before picking this one back up Yet I felt compelled to see it through and finish I could see glimpses of myself in Marilyn and that was one of the main reasons why I continued turning the pages The Sorenson family was messy full of both heartache and triumph and uite relatable in their interactions If family drama is your thing this one will pull you right in


  3. says:

    375 stars rounded upI’ll get it out upfront At over 500 pages this novel is just way too long Granted it’s a family saga covering decades with multiple narratives of a husband and wife their four grown daughters and a fifteen year old grandson who comes into the mix It felt like a made for TV series I was reminded so much of dysfunctional TV families like the one in “Brothers and Sisters” where the characters are always in each other’s faces in each other’s business all of the time or maybe it’s like “This is Us” because there is so much moving back and forth among characters moving back and forth to various times in the past to the present Even though it was too long felt tedious at times I kept reading because I was so engaged with these flawed characters and to stretch the TV analogy one step further it was like binge watching a showDavid and Marilyn Sorenson are very much in love but their marriage is not a perfect one They have raised four daughters now adults and none of them are having a happy life Through their alternating narratives we get a good picture of who these characters are and what the family dynamics are It’s introspective in a lot of ways and we learn their intimate thoughts on their lives as well as what they think of each other A lot of ground is covered as the past is divulged alcoholism grief depression infidelity jealousy resentment and secrets that come to lightReading this was not the most fun I ever had but I definitely enjoyed it One hell of a dysfunctional family and I had a love hate relationship with all of the characters except 15 year old Jonah whose appearance into their lives was what this family needed and they were what he needed A notable debut which could have been better if it wasn’t so long but I’ll still give it 4 stars Recommended for those who enjoy family sagas I’m late in reading and reviewing this but glad I finally got to it I received an advanced copy of this book from Doubleday through Edelweiss


  4. says:

    The author of this novel is an old soul Lombardo deeply understands marriage sisterhood and plain old ordinary family dysfunction which is present on every character driven page From the outside the parents’ marriage seems flawless Naturally from the inside it is not without its peaks and valleys However it is based upon a deep and abiding love that seems to be unattainable to their four daughters within their own lives Each of the sisters has their own crosses to bear For Wendy it is a combination of fate and disposition Violet has sisterly assistance in bringing about additional anxiety and messiness in her life Liza is neurotic and indecisive while the youngest Grace is simply lost and living a lie of her own making Other than an event which I found hard to fathom this is a realistic and intimate look at an affluent Chicago family as they love laugh annoy clash and support each other over the course of forty odd years


  5. says:

    Another dysfunctional family book 500 pages long 4 daughters who are mostly annoying and unbearable bring it on this is one of the most challenging experience for me Reading Goldfinch was not challenge it was long and all those amazing sentences needed to absorb slowly like sipping a cold splendid special drink which burns down your throat and awakens all your senses Reading this book was challenge like reading Black Leopard and Red Wolf But at least I mostly enjoyed this oneIt’s a wordy book you’re getting lost in them and start praying the author pick a better editor for her next work because at least 100 pages should be omitted which helps the readers to have a neat straight truly emotional sarcastic and some kind of humorous family storyThis book was my accessory for three months I carried it to my business meeting friends gatherings brunch hangouts dentist and hairdresser appointments And of course this book is so heavy and taking too much place in my bag resembles a valise People who saw my bag thought I was leaving the town Because I wanted to finish it But at least ten times I started and gave up But one night my own dysfunctional family memories came to my mind and of course my hate love hate okay still love you relationship with my old –yes I’m insulting her but don’t worry she’s also calling me retarded sisterso I said let’s give a try And a big miracle happened I forget my sister exist nope Kidding that’s Taylor Swift song name Miracle happened and the book is finished And I’m confessing I liked so many parts I liked the author’s too wordy but wholehearted and genuine way of story telling and I also got used to the uirkiness and annoying natures of the characters so yes I was so focused to give three stars but now I’m surprising myself and I’m rounding up my 35 stars to 4But I’m begging to the writer to create a shorter book with less POVS and back stories and less words faster pacingSo this is promising hearthwrenching good start The story consists of too many heavy dramatic stuff like alcoholism grief mental illness betrayal past resentments So it is not hearts and flowers book and it is really a long journey but you gotta give a chance and continue your read But if you’re already depressed for those kind of relationship dynamics and needing a soft swoony heartwarming read this is definitely not cup of your teabloginstagramfacebooktwitter


  6. says:

    An easy 5 stars for me This is about as good as character driven family sagas getI hope you have the ability to clear your schedule The Sorenson's will instantly grab you and won't let go until the very last page I love character driven family sagadramas and this one has plenty of everything A peek into a seemingly perfect marriage between the parents and the rollercoaster ride that is the lives of their FOUR daughters I think what I found so refreshing and relatable about this was how honest the depiction of their lives was It showed the good the ugly and the complexity of family relationships Siblings don't always get along and children don't always get along with their parents However that doesn't mean that there isn't a loyalty and love there than lasts through everything This won't be a five star read for everyone because it does start to feel a little long although I can't really say what I would cut out so it was fine with me and I've seen some reviews that gave up on the audio version I can see where this could be tedious at times to listen to plus keep track of all the characters but I think for a DEBUT this was absolutely fantastic and I will be sure to continually recommend it Review Date 7819Publication Date 62519


  7. says:

    this imperfect story realistically captures the essence of the imperfect complexities of marriage parenthood sisterly bonds and familial ties and reading this long family saga felt very much like a family uite entertaining at times but has its boring moments you want to be near it and then desire some distance as soon as possible and sometimes it frustrates you to no end but you still love it anyway i dont tend to read many of these kinds of stories as im a reader who is motivated by plot and family sagas are known for their lack of plot to prioritise and focus on the characters but i can say out of the few i have read this is definitely one of the best i think it helps when you become super attached to a character and i had three marilyn david and jonah were my favourites they stole every scene they were in especially the flashback chapters for marilyn and david their marriage is remarkably heart warming and i love how the title is a reference to themim really surprised by how much i enjoyed this and super impressed this is a debut and i cant wait to see what the author comes up with next ↠ 4 stars


  8. says:

    I usually don’t write reviews but my disappointment in the book was so huge it inspired me to write one I do NOT understand all the 4 and 5 star reviews this book received A summary of this book in a nutshell David and Marilyn are incredibly clueless on how ill prepared their precious children are to handle life’s ups and downs Oh and there is a ginkgo tree in their yard The endThis book is over 500 pages If you are going to write a book this big it needs to keep the reader interested throughout the entire book and I felt the author failed with that miserably This family was the biggest bunch of whiners I ever came across Life is unfair deal with it I was so tired of their complaining that halfway through the book I had to make a decision to keep reading or stop I had hopes it would get better based on all the good reviews but I was wrong The jumping around chronology was very annoying and the constant interruption of dialogue by not finishing sentences made me want to throw the book across the room The way Lombardo uses the word “retarded” was in such bad taste I have no idea how that got past her editor I would not read any books by her


  9. says:

    Second read from the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction longlistThe most engaging aspect of this multi generational drama is the authenticity of its characters Complex and imperfect simmering with jealousy impulsive and turbulent Some actively engage in avoidance while others rush headlong into conflict offering readers than one shocking moment of thinking Did she really just say that?? Character dialogue is genuine demonstrating incomplete thoughts and natural breaks in speech And there's a subtle brilliance to Lombardo's ability to weave the characters' personalities into the narrative despite it being written in the third person perspective Verdict The Most Fun We Ever Had is a despairing account of a family burdened with tension and toxicity as it struggles to keep secrets hidden and navigate uncharted pathways to love Wasn't that every sister's dream from the beginnings of consciousness to have your siblings under a spell? But this was the thing sometimes being a sister meant knowing the right thing to do and still not doing it because winning was important Victory was a critical part of sisterhood she'd always thought And she was not winning today by any conceivable stretch so why the fuck not seize an easy conuest when you could?


  10. says:

    My Lord did I love this novel Imagine a perfectly crafted mash up of LITTLE WOMEN and THE CORRECTIONS Hilarious one moment haunting the next and always always so authentic and deeply felt Claire Lombardo has given us all a spectacular gift the Sorenson family


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