March 06, 2008

Review: Six Weeks

Six Weeks
by Fred Mustard Stewart
184 pages

Congressmen Bill Dalton is a young, happily married politician in need of funding. That's how he first meets the multimillionaire Charlotte Dreyfus and her precocious daughter Nicky. Within days he is in love with both. But Nicky has been given only six weeks to live and no chance of survival. Being with them could cost him his squeaky-clean image, his 18 year marriage and his career as a Senator. And not being with them could cost them his happiness and self-respect.

I won't say much about the book, though I have very strong feelings about it. Suffice it to say that I have a strong moral objection to men cheating on their wives. The book was a waste of time. I think the movie must have been a much more palatable version, though now I wonder.

3 comments:

Trish said...

Well, at least it was a short waste of time! Adultery is asubject that I have a tough time reading about as well because I have no sympathy or understanding of it.

Petunia said...

Yes, especially if they are trying to say it's all okay if it's for "real love" like this book does. As if that makes it any less of a betrayal.

cj said...

I did enjoy the movie but don't remember the adultery aspect of it at all. So, either I chose to ignore it or was de-emphasized.

cjh