Saturday, September 7, 2013
Oh, How I Want to Love This
That's in part why Michael Murphy's It Should Have Been You was a disappointment. Murphy's notes about how the book came to be written were compelling and made me eager to read the fictionalized account of a story he'd heard from other sources. But Murphy's too much of a reporter to give the fictionalized account a fictional, rather than journalistic, edge. That's fine in a news feature article, but doesn't work for romance.
Like I said in the review and here, I really, really wanted to like this book, but in the end, while I'd made the intellectual investment, my heart wasn't engaged as the story warranted.