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Room the entire vacay cause her hot spanish tutor accidentally saw her in a towel Frannie s gay best friend s partner skulks around the house trying to avoid her nasty ass so he can get some fcking work done and also adopt a little boy with a perfectly nice name that they are still hell bent n changing Poor poor pink velour sweatsuit wearing Carmen does a lot f jumping jacks and drinks disgusting health tonics but is 1000 times nicer than anyone else in the house so gets to escape the vacation a few days early And Franny hates n her benefactress Gemma the generous The Kings Spy (Thomas Hill, ownerf the beautiful vacation home with the pool by the Doctor Illuminatus ocean they ve been staying at because Gemma is tall and blonde and has nicelive The Real Witches Kitchen oil in the pantryIn the end Franny decides to stay with her deadbeat husband who she will undoubtedly never ever ever let live it down And also maybe lend her asshole son 150k hewes to the Russian fitness drink mob back in Miami Hmmm The Preachers Kid ok that was fun A uick summer read following vapid detestable characters who try to escape their problems but ultimately have to face them whilen family vacation Basically exactly what you expect it to be "It delivers n drama and wraps up nicely Perfect for making you feel a little bit better about yourself too "delivers n drama and wraps up nicely Perfect for making you feel a little bit better about yourself too kept reading in the hopes that someone would drown Or maybe at the end f the book the plane would crash and the whole detestable wealthy privileged family would die n their way home from Mallorca where their dream vacation in a giant private house near the One Con Glory ocean had been marred by secrets coming to light and infidelityReally thenly character I liked here was Carmen the personal trainer girlfriend Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows of thelder son who commits the unpardonable sin The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) of being ten yearslder than him wearing tight clothes and working Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, out a lot NO ONE IN THE FAMILY EVER GETS OVER THE AGE DIFFERENCE EVEN AFTER TEN YEARS AND THEY ALL HATE HER FOR IT And yet we are supposed to sympathize with the mom for how her son has failed to fulfill his destiny The author seems to like these family characters They are finely drawn and yet I found them totally unsympathetic I liked the descriptionsf the food and setting but it was unbearable A beautifully written boring story Find all f my reviews at Stars Secrets are no fun for anyone Keep that in mind When my husband asked what I was reading about that in mind When my husband asked what I was reading about the weekend the answer was simple Nothing He followed up that response with uh h so it s a 1 Star book then I surprised him by saying no and here I am giving The Vacationers a solid 35 I still stand by this being about nothing when compared to most ther books I read but I remember a certain television show which I still watch whenever presented the pportunity that was about nothing as well I m trying to figure Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue out how thisne even got The Man Without a Face on my TBR Did the Goodreads spam generator pop up put thisn the feed awhile back I can t think f what else would have made me put my name n the library wait list aside from those subliminal messages Whatever the reason I somehow ended up with The Vacationers n the first weekend where it was in the 60s rather than during the summer when I probably should have read it due to the fact that I spend my free time ingesting baseball field di. Eir daughter Sylvia has graduated from high school The sunlit island its mountains and beaches its tapas and tennis courts also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan.
Emma Straub à 3 reviewI do not know why I kept reading this book It s basically a book about a family n vacation in MallorcaSome Threads Of The Shroud of the members have cheatedutside their respective relationships at All Seated on the Ground one timer another and all the resentmentsecrets finally come to light and not even in any exciting
events They just talk about itThat s it On and nThey just talk about itThat s it On and n Wiring on Mostly whiningNothing really happens in this bookit s like attendingne big boring family reunion where you get seated beside your seventh cousin twice removed and all they do is drone n about a two week vacation and it feels like it takes them two weeks to describe itSomeone had to have "been paid a great deal to write the glowing professional reviews I "paid a great deal to write the glowing professional reviews I f this book I should have read the Goodreads reviews first The storyline is slow the characters are unlikeable and the Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage only excitement that really happens is the 18yearld daughter losing her virginity to a 20 year The DOS old Mallorcan Bleh I guess I m going to miss saying god I hate this book every 10 minutes I can t stand it any I just realized I have two chapters left and it hasn t stopped suckingnce Throwing in the towel Well this was just an absolute delight I will admit that I was hesitant although I had high hopes I didn t love Emm I confess to being utterly baffled by this book I m not referring to the book itself which had a minimal plot that was very easy to follow I m referring to the critical reaction to The Vacationers It had glowing reviews and seemed to be Against All Odds on every summer reading list After reading it I cannly shake my head in wonder and ask why Mass hallucination Bribery All the critics were friends Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism of the writer I don t know what else would explain this book being anointed this summer s must readThe writing was perfectly fine if nothing special but the story itself was so meh The plot was boring with the various storylines being mostly very well trod ground done better byther bo This book was about as satisfying as eating a 12 pack Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils of sugarless cinnamon gum for Sunday dinner This is the talef Franny a short fat petty shrew Payment Due of a woman who goesn vacation with her gay Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, of course best friend and his partner her philandering husband Jim her spoiled useless children and Carmen poor poor Carmen Franny is using their 2 weeks in Mallorca to decide whetherr not to stay in her marriage to her cheating unemployed albeit tall husbandFranny toys with the idea Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, of takingn a lover The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, of herwn an Turbulence old famous Mallorcan tennis pro with a sexy times accent but unfortunately knocks herselfut during a practice volley with him giving herself a big bump Tropical Bioproductivity on her noggin Meanwhile Jim proves his love and repentance by stalking Franny around the island via the borrowed motorbikef a stranger in black leather he meets Elizabeth Ann Seton on the planever Even though Jim can t stop fantasizing about his 23 year Die Postmoderne Konstellation old intern lover with the long blonde hair and supple waist for a single living minute he really is very very sorry and desperately wants his fat wife backLesser plots ensue Franny and Jim s asshole son leaves behind the family scrabble marathon and his super fit girlfriend Carmenne rainy night to get a blow job from a random ugly british chick in a Palermo disco bathroom Franny s teenage daughter pouts in the bed. For the Posts a two week trip to the Balearic island Folk Tales From the Soviet Union of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration Franny and Jim arebserving their thirty fifth wedding anniversary and th. ,
Rt rather than soaking up the sun at a place like Mallorca Even though the timing was Ulysses and the Trojan War off I somehow still enjoyed this book from looking at the 314 general GR rating I probably read it wrong As I said nothing awesomely dramaticr monumental happens in this story but I still couldn t put it down What we have is the Post family s vacation Jim has been fired from his longtime magazine job for banging a co worker His wife Franny is left dealing with her feelings regarding this betrayal and also non refundable tickets Daughter Sylvia is counting down the minutes until she escapes to college especially since she s become a social pariah with her former friends due to a drunken make Tall, Dark Rich out session with nearly every boy in school Son Bobby has some financial woes he d like to discuss with the parents if the parents can stop judging his significantlylder personal trainer girlfriend long enough to listen And poor Lawrence and Charles are trying to figure The Collector's Encyclopedia of Antique Marbles out if adopting a baby is the right thing to do when it seems dysfunction is inevitable at some point in timeSo there you have it A book that takes placever the course Taught to Obey of two weeks that is simply a snapshotf the goings n during that time period This is most definitely not a book that will change your life and the characters are all "Pretty Much Unlikeable Too "much unlikeable too you know me that might explain why this worked for me when it failed for so many thers shrug Sometimes I read great reviews Rebel (The Change, of a book I just read and wonder if I read the same book I felt that way with The Interestings and today I feel the same about The Vacationers I liked it It was a nice airplane read But it s not a YOU GUYS THIS BOOK book like somef the reviews Then again I paid for my wn copyWe follow the middle aged upper middle class Jim and Franny Post their son Bobby and girlfriend Carmen their daughter Sylvia and Franny s best friend Charles and his husband Lawrence n a two week vacation to a house in MallorcaAnd naturally everyone s either reeling from A Big Thing that just happened The Plant Paradox or isn the precipice Little Sister (Sweet Dreams, of A Big Thing that s about to happen Jim was fired from his longtime job for having an affair with an intern which threw Franny for a loop Sylvia hates her charmed charmed charmed life and is going to college in the fall Lawrence and Charles aren the shortlist to adopt a baby a change that Lawrence very much wants and Charles very much doesn t care about Those two were very Cyrus Beene and James Novak from Scandal to me Carmen wants a commitment and Bobby doesn t want to commit to anything EverThere are some really fantastic scenes and Straub gives her characters Namen-Und Sach-Register Zum Jahresbericht �ber Die Fortschritte in Der Lehre Von Den Pathogenen Mikroorganismen Umfassend Bacterien, Pilze Und Protozo�n opportunities to naturally divide into smaller sub groups and talk with eachtherSPOILERSThe way the characters were written I didn t want Jim Franny Bobby OR Charles to get
a happy ending Franny was unlikable from page ne Yes you ve gained weight Yes you re middle aged Deal Thehappy ending Franny was unlikable from page ne "Yes you ve gained weight Yes you re middle aged Deal "you ve gained weight Yes you re middle aged Deal she and Charles acted together to the exclusion Red Skies at Night (Anchors Away of their lovednes was unreal After all The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 of their shared history it took Franny s interview with the tennis pro to make Jim want to stay married Is Bobby really going to get to walk away from his financial troubles and his sub par life that he chose for himself Andf COURSE Char. But all does not go according to plan Fresh faith over the coursef the vacation secrets come to light ld and new humiliations are experienced childhood rivalries resurface and ancient wounds are exacerbat. .