No. I didn't think so. And the worst part about it is that it's set in India, so all the fun, steamy scenes that you would normally get with a romance novel? Are not to be found! So it's also boring romance novel.
And worse still is the fact that I had to stop reading Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth in order to finish the Dowry Bride in time for the group discussion this week.
Because I had to quit Roth for a while allow me to now offer one of my favorite passages from him:
Five months after her death, a damp, warm April night with a full moon canonizing itself above the tree line, effortlessly floating -- luminously blessed -- toward the throne of God, Sabbath stretched out on the ground that covered her coffin and said, "You filthy, wonderful Drenka c*nt! Marry me! Marry me!"
Now that's writing.