ARC Review: Carnegie Hill- Jonathan Vatner

Title: Carnegie Hill

Author: Jonathan Vatner

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Hill Books

Pages: 352

Rating: 2/5

We meet Pepper, a 33 year old woman with no job, no life, and no ambition. She just moved out of her parent’s house and lives with her fiancee Rick. She lives in Chelmsford Arms, a NYC apartment complex for the snooty and hight and mighty.

Holy crap the amount of characters in this book and the majority that I didn’t care for. What bunch of boring and troubling people. Rick was just a hot mess and a piece of crap (you’ll see if you read the book), Birdie is trying to spice up her relationship with her husband George, but they’re both lost and confused me. Francis just complained too much like Pepper, and Caleb just had a normal life which was bland.

I don’t know, this book just did not do it for me. The writing was horrible, the characters were so flat that I couldn’t even relate to them. I’m not saying I wanted to have an exact depicted life of a fictional character, but I wanted to at least go: “Man I know how they feel”. The author could’ve done better. Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne books for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.