Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Review: Everything is Going to be Great

Everything Is Going to Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour

Source: I got a review copy of this book from the publisher.

Synopsis from Amazon:
When actor and writer Shukert realizes her passport was never stamped on her entry into Europe, as an ensemble-cast member in a New York–based play on tour, she decides to take advantage and string her vacation along indefinitely. After the show’s stints in Vienna and Zurich, Shukert stays (squats might be more appropriate) with two friends in Amsterdam.

 My review:
I was excited about this book when I got an email from the publisher offering a review copy.  It started off well, but for some reason, it didn't hold my attention for very long.  I couldn't make myself read it for more than about 10 minutes at a time.  That said, I didn't want to give it up completely either.  The adventures she has are funny and interesting.  I'm not sure if it was the story or the writing that didn't really appeal to me.  It wasn't a bad book, and I have read reviews from other people who loved it.  But for me, it was just kind of "meh".


  1. From the synopsis, this sounds like a good book. Sorry you didn't love it! Thanks for sharing your review.

    Stopping by from Book Review Wednesdays.

  2. Oh, it's too bad you didn't connect with this book. I would think it interesting too from your description. But not every book will suit every person...

  3. I think that the premise would be interesting. Sometimes we have to be in a certain mood to read a particular kind of book (I'm like that with memoirs and with complex fiction!)

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries