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The Charmed Wife (2021, G.P. Putnam's Sons) 1 star

A sophisticated literary fairy tale for the twenty-first century, in which Cinderella, thirteen years after …

this uncharming book

1 star

I'm so glad it's over. I can't remember caring less about both a character and story ever before...? I read this in two days but it felt like two weeks. The writing was one literary magazine byline above a neural network. I'm only giving this 1 star instead of 0 because I'm uncertain if leaving the stars blank comes off as "I didn't rate this" or "holy shit, that was fucking unbearable," but seriously, this was one of the worst books I've ever read. Pour one out for garbage. 🥂