Shine Shine Shine // book review


Anyone familiar with the classic TV show FRIENDS? And ya know that episode where Rachel and Phoebe take a Literature class together? And in an effort to confuse Rachel and keep her from stealing Phoebe's answers to the book in question (Jane Eyre) - she tells Rachel:

"Okay, all right, so Jane Eyre: First of all, you'd think she's a woman.... She's not. She's a cyborg."

As random as that is, that's kinda how I felt about this book. 

A young girl and boy who grow up together, fall in love, get married. Classic story, right?
The guy is a genius who works for NASA, designs robots who he sorta has a love affair with, and he goes to the moon a lot. Oh! Okay, sure yeah, I can get on board with that, that's cool.
OH and the girl? She wears a wig because underneath the faux hair, she's bald. She's bald because she was born with a rare condition that, as you are lead to believe, occurred because she was born during an eclipse. Okay wait, what?

This is my point. This book just felt like one random and weird thing after another (like Phoebe convincing Rachel that Jane Eyre was a cyborg). The story line, to me, kept getting more and more unbelievable and just a tad too far stretched. 

The book as a whole was anticlimactic, never really getting anywhere except taking you down extremely random roads. I'm certain there are so many elements of symbolism in this book, and I think I get, to an extent, the authors point of the bald headed female character. But ultimately, this book just wasn't for me. 

If you've read it, or end up doing so, I'd love to hear your thoughts!