Book Review Of “The Glitch” By Elisabeth Cohen @Doubledaybooks
Shelley Stone might be a little overwhelmed. She runs the company Conch, the manufacturer of a small wearable device that attaches to the user’s ear and whispers helpful advice and prompts. She’s married with two small children, Nova and Blazer, both of whom are learning Mandarin. She employs a cook, a nanny, a driver, and an assistant, she sets an alarm for 2AM conference calls, and occasionally takes a standing nap while waiting in line when she’s really exhausted. Shelley takes Dramamine so she can work in the car; allows herself ten almonds when hungry; swallows Ativan to stave off the panic attacks; and makes notes in her day planner to “practice being happy and relatable.” But when Shelley meets a young woman named Shelley Stone who has the exact same scar on her shoulder, Shelley has to wonder: Is some sort of corporate espionage afoot? Has she discovered a hole in the space-time continuum? Or is she finally buckling under all the pressure?
Introducing one of the most memorable and singular characters in recent fiction,The Glitch is a completely original, brainy, laugh-out-loud story of work, marriage, and motherhood for our times
Thank you DoubleDay Books for sending me this free copy, in exchange of an honest exchange. All opinions are my own.
I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
This book, was crazy, weird, and highly entertaining. Shelley Stone is one unique character. This book had me laughing out loud often, and cringing at other times. (Because of the whole corporate lifestyle) I don’t even know what this book should be described as, ChickLit? Humor? SciFi? Women’s Lit? Contemporary? It’s honestly a mish-mash of all of them. This was a good book to read when you need something different, and refreshing, something to break up the monotonous of your typical reads.
My only complaint with this book, is that it seemed a bit too long, some parts seemed very dragged out. I feel like it would have been much better if it were 75-100 pages shorter. But honestly that’s just my personal preference.
“The Glitch” is out on May 22nd I will include pre-order Links below.