Slummy Mummy by Fiona Neill

22 Jan
Cover of "Slummy Mummy"

Cover of Slummy Mummy

I was very disappointed with this book. From the beginning I found it hard to get into and the main character Lucy is at best a bit irritating.

It centers around Lucy and how she is unhappy in her role as a housewife and mother to three little boys. The fact of the matter is that Lucy actually has a lovely husband, a nice house, three hilarious but sweet kids and great friends but yet somehow we are supposed to feel sorry for her and empathize when she falls for a father from school.

The only good thing about this book are the rare funny moments mostly supplied by the kid’s hilariously innocent yet entirely inappropriate questions and antics. The bad things are too numerous to mention but the worse part in my opinion is how every character seems to be lacking both consciences and a moral compass. I found it impossible to connect with characters that have so many flaws. I appreciate the fact that the author was probably trying to portray a real life version of a “slummy mummy” but I would prefer to think (maybe wrongly, I hope not) that most housewives and mothers don’t want to sleep with fathers of their children’s playmates…

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Posted by on January 22, 2012 in Book Review


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