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The Wapshot Chronicle The Wapshot Chronicle written by John Cheever is a book based on the lives of the Wapshot family who live in a town in the New England district The Story involved many characters and told many things about the familys past However the format Cheever takes is both boring and confusing In this book the suspense was eliminated by the predictability of the outcome of a problem in the story Many times before had the end of a chapter been ruined by the accurate foretelling of the character resolving a problem in a fashion where all who are involved benefit rather than some win and some fail miserably Cheever also makes things complicated by incorporating his unique style through out the book While reading the novel questions piled upon each other after each chapter that didnt continue with the same character as was the previous chapter sometimes the chapters would not relate to each other at all increasing the confusion The use of this style brought the book down and caused a problem in reading what could have been a great book Cheever has been criticized for being too predictable and somewhat girlish When problems are resolved fairly without any complications to any character a story can become boring fast In the chapters that did relate to each other the resolution came without shocking twists or suitable irony but with a happy ending One account was with Mrs Wapshot and her day on the town She had just recently purchased two fresh lobsters from Mr Hiram She had more things to do but did not want to hold the bag of lobsters so Mrs Wapshot placed the bag on the bus and told the bus driver Ill be back in a few minutes When she was done with her errands Mrs Wapshot boarded the bus but was surprised to find a different bus driver She asked the man where
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