February 23, 2014

Just a tad too much exaggerated hysteria

Forgotten Burial: A Restless Spirit's Plea for JusticeForgotten Burial: A Restless Spirit's Plea for Justice by Jodi Foster
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a tough review to write, which is why I waited until a few days passed.

Jodi Foster undoubtedly had a horrible childhood with an unstable mother. This had an impact on her all of her life. Still, she had beautiful children and managed to live an interesting life in spite of her past and the haunting that occurred through her adult life, mainly the haunting of a murder victim who wants her to help her killers come to justice.

I had one problem with this story. Foster is continually collapsing, sobbing, crying, fainting, falling to her knees and otherwise becoming emotionally incapacitated throughout the story. I understand that she had a terrible childhood and was further traumatized by the haunting, but I kept thinking, what about the toddler who doesn't understand why mommy is collapsing and crying all the time. I choose to believe that Foster may have exaggerated her hysterical behavior. Still, all the collapsing and crying was a distraction and, more than once, I considering giving up on this book. Perhaps some careful editing was in order here.

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