Day: November 26, 2012

MyThoughts on the Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow

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I enjoyed the idea of this book as my nephew passed away a few months ago, and my sister and I still speculate about what happens when the spirit leaves a body and what my nephew may be doing right now.

In this book, Molly is at her own funeral.  I immediately love her because her funeral gets overly sappy, something she does not approve of, and she thinks “Oh, kill me now.”

Molly know she is dead, but she cannot remember how she got that way.  She follows around the people that meant a lot to her in life: her parents, her twin, her daughter, her husband, the man she had a long-term affair with, her best friend and someone new: the detective trying to solve the mystery around her death.

This book is interesting because you get to imagine what happens on “the other side” but it was also stressful because you know that someone close to her probably caused her death.

The whodunit does get solved, in a way, at the end, and Molly lets go of her life here and moves on.  Well, actually, moves up.  She does return for one extremely special moment at the very end of the book.  It brought tears to my eyes. It was a really nice ending.

Unfortunately, because of the language used in this book and the sexual affairs, although I enjoyed parts of this book, it’s not a book I would recommend to friends.