The Women Who Wouldn’t- a book review
by Gene Wilder
My friend Liz gave me a few books from her own library tied in a lovely ribbon as a graduation gift last week. One of them was this little gem. And yes it is by that Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka Gene Wilder.
This was a short, 167 pages, sweet little book. I read it in one day and was charmed from page one. Jeremy Webb, professional violinist, has a break down on stage and gives a drink to a tuba. It lands him the German health resort of Dr. Gross. While there Jeremy, notorious flirt, finds a gift he didn’t know he wanted or needed in the person of sweet Clara, another guest at the resort. Also there is playwright Anton Chekhov who befriends our Mr. Webb.
There was a lot of heart in this short tale. While not exactly believable in its miracle I can imagine why he wrote it that way, and it felt right. There is also some humor. Clara talks about her husband and sex saying he would only put his willy in her private part and pump until he was done and then go smoke a cigar, and he never let her touch it, his willy. While this sounds silly, and it is, it too felt right.
Thank you Liz.
On a scale of 1 to 5 <3’s