Monday, May 21, 2018

✱✱ Book Review ✱✱ The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen

The Glitch 
by Elisabeth Cohen

A fast, funny, deeply hilarious debut--The Glitch is the story of a high-profile, TED-talking, power-posing Silicon Valley CEO and mother of two who has it all under control, until a woman claiming to be a younger version of herself appears, causing a major glitch in her over-scheduled, over-staffed, over-worked life.

Shelley Stone, wife, mother, and CEO of the tech company Conch, is committed to living her most efficient life. She takes her "me time" at 3:30 a.m. on the treadmill, power naps while waiting in line, schedules sex with her husband for when they are already changing clothes, and takes a men's multivitamin because she refuses to participate in her own oppression. 

But when she meets a young woman also named Shelley Stone who has the same exact scar on her shoulder, Shelley has to wonder: Is she finally buckling under all the pressure? Completely original, brainy, and laugh-out-loud funny, The Glitch introduces one of the most memorable characters in recent fiction and offers a riotous look into work, marriage, and motherhood in our absurd world.

❃❃The Glitch releases May 22nd❃❃

Momma Says: 3 stars⭐⭐⭐

This debut novel is a mixed bag of genres - women's fiction, Sci-fi, satire, humor... The list goes on. The techie side of The Glitch was a bit out of my wheelhouse, but I love a good comedy and the premise piqued my interest. The book is an interesting, if different, read and there are so many possibilities and potential with this type of story, However, The conclusion was no surprise and honestly, a bit disappointing for me, leaving my feelings about this one on the fence. 
Shelley comes across as somewhat robotic at times and the story does have some lags, mostly due to drawn-out descriptions that could've been more effective had they been done organically through the story. 
Overall, if you're looking for something a little different, The Glitch is definitely that and there is some humor thrown in for a few laughs along the way. The author does have talent and it will be interesting to see the direction she takes as her craft develops.

❃❃Reader Galley provided by Doubleday Books

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