*computer problems, so forgive me if I am double posting*
I agree with this post. The book should be called Cynthia, a Wife. Or something. Having read the book I don`t have any vivid picture about John. My impression is that he was so far from Cynthia that she doesn`t know what to tell us, but her remorse for the fact that she had married John at all, as she finishes her book in this way. I think it is not the best way to finish the book. The first half of her book is devoted to imposing the idea that John loved her so much and the second to the idea that Julian was so miserable and abandoned. While I couldn`t see that even from her comments which are supposed to show that situation clearly. And on every page - John loved me, we loved each other - and then - Julian was so offended, poor boy, left alone. It starts to irritate. She is definitely pursuing her line to reach her aim. And no insight into John as a person, nothing to tell about his ways, maybe some episodes from their relationship. So he remains a vague figure, distant, in the mist. Hey, John, where are you? Have you ever been with Cynthia?
"Cynthia, A Wife" i like that!
Wasn't one of the reasons why she wrote this book was more financial? (I seem to recall something about that....)
You say, Jane, that John remains a vague figure, distant, in the mist.... But in a way, that tells us something about John (he was a dreamer, wasn't he?)
This book is definately a must read for all John fans, but as I said once before, it is also interesting to reas her first book and compare the two. As for reading it more than once, I dont think I will enjoy it. As you said moonbeam34, she writes really well. Especially that part when she comes in to her bedroom to see John and Yoko in bed and all she can say if they wanted to come with her for lunch (7 seas and 7 meals.... something along those lines?) and John simply says "No thank you" , as a reader i was like "eh?" i did not know whether to be angry with John or pity Cyn . I think after the 4th chapter, it gets too much.
On a different note, I really like the way you write Jane!