Friday, October 29, 2021

Mrs. March by Virginia Feito

Mrs. March by Virginia Feito
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Mrs. March is an OK read if you temper expectations.

It kicks off with a fun vibe, kind of kooky. You'll want to see where it's going. Unfortunately, it's going to an obvious place, and all your hopes of some last-minute revelation or twist will fade like your grandma's green kidskin gloves decaying at the bottom of a musty old trunk.

You ever watch any Twilight Zone episodes from the original series? The mood of Mrs. March feels very much like one of those episodes — but not one of the better ones. It's not the episode where Capt. Kirk sees something crazy on the airplane wing or the one where the kicker is a cookbook, OK? 

What would've made this tale better, in my opinion, is brevity. It would've been a great short story, or maybe even a novella. I'll just munch some olive bread and silently seethe while I contemplate that.

All in all, it was fine. Some will love it, some will hate it, and here I am, stuck in the middle with 3 stars.

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