06/08/2000

Pleasant Vices (by Judy Astley)

I have never read anything by Judy Astley before, but this one looked as if it would be my kind of book - pastel cover, interesting blurb, evidently light women's fiction.

I was wrong.

Perhaps it's supposed to be humorous, but it didn't strike me as remotely funny. The book - at least, for the first few chapters - revolves around a very strange family with a druggie son and over-sexed ten-year-old daughter. The parents are even worse...

I found the people totally unbelievable, the plot disgusting, and gave up after about five chapters.

Definitely not recommended.

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