Wednesday, July 23, 2014
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
What Alice Forgot is a book that really made me think and evaluate my own life. Moriarty's story had me questioning and comparing myself, both ten years ago and today. She made me wonder if I was happy with myself presently as well as curious at where ten more years into the future could take me. Ultimately, it left me wondering . . . Am I where I want to be? Am I the person I have always strived to become?
In the end, What Alice Forgot was a good read, but to be honest I am not sure what I felt at the end. The epilogue in particular induced a mix of emotions that are still present in me today, weeks after completing the book.
I read this book for a book club. It's a great discussion-based novel, one that leaves you pondering Alice's life as well as your own. Overall, it's a worthwhile read, despite the dissonance I may have felt at the end.
Have you had the chance to meet Alice yet? What are your thoughts on the younger vs older woman?
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There are so many books out that deal with memory loss that I tend to skip over them when I see them. However, just the idea of losing one's memory is scary isn't it? Especially when you can't remember your own children. Tragic for all those involved, I'm sure.ReplyDelete
Ti ... I haven't really seen a lot of books about memory loss. What are some other ones? Either way, I think it is so scary and so tragic.Delete
I loved this book. I read it when I was 39, the same age as Alice when she wakes up from her fall. I could relate to so much of this story!ReplyDelete
Julie ... I'm not quite 39, but it really made me think about my life! I was not expecting that!!Delete