"Won't be able to predict the ending-very funny"
Obsessive Annie Lee Fleck is a perfectionist pessimist,
a fatal combination when she sets her mind on doing
something. Not only does whatever she wants done must be
200 percent flawless regardless of cost, she performs a
complete Murphy analysis to determine what could go wrong
to insure that never happens.
Annie Lee wants a baby in the worst way. She begins
her overkill to insure this happens, driving her
beleaguered spouse to seek shelter and comfort elsewhere.
Even worse, Annie Lee begins to call the local Poison
Control Center on a daily basis and sometimes more than
that. She acts with the counselors as if she already has a
baby though she is not pregnant and her husband has moved
from Pike, Colorado to Seattle to escape her latest
obsession. This marriage appears busted unless they can
find a common peak like the restaurant they both want to
WAIT AND SEE, ANNIE LEE starts off as a hilarious
satire that rips the basic tenets of society. However
about half way into the tale, the plot takes an unnecessary
turn to cuddly capriciousness and loses some of its edge.
The story line overall is amusing due to the eccentric and
likable characters including Annie Lee (as long as she is
not part of the reader's household). Michelle Curry Wright
shows the right stuff for those readers who want something
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 9, 2001