My weekend was fine. Nothing terrible, nothing super exciting. I did do some things I enjoy — working in the backyard, going on walks, some cooking and I went shopping which I don’t hate as much if I doing it just to get out and look around. So nothing really exciting to talk about there. Instead, let me tell you about this book I just listened to and the weirdest thing I’ve encountered in a very long time.
It’s a Women’s Fiction with five women getting together for a weekend, and each of them, plus an adult daughter filming this weekend, have a POV and a character arc. The women alternate POV’s as things are revealed, working up to the Biggest Reveal (AKA Black Moment) of the main character. Okay, that’s typical Women’s Fiction. Now for the weirdest part. Right after the biggest reveal, the dog of one of the characters suddenly has a POV. Like a human. Since I was listening to the book, rather than reading it, I checked the time stamp and it’s about 3 minutes long. As best as I can remember this was the one and only time this dog had a point of view. Furthermore, there was no point to this part. It didn’t move the story or reveal anything more about the characters. It was so freaky-weird, it threw me out of the story. Hard. I’m still shaking my head about this. My only guess is that maybe the author had included the dog’s POV in several places in her first draft, and she and her editor decided to remove them and this one was missed?
For the record, I’m not against a dog having a POV in a book if works. I find they work best in comedy, children’s or young adult or some kind of magical place. But not in this book. It just didn’t make sense.
Anyway, that’s the weirdest part of my weekend.
How was your weekend?