Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta

Mrs. Fletcher

In this New York Times bestselling novel, Tom Perrotta, whom Time calls “the Steinbeck of suburbia,” delivers a penetrating and hilarious novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America’s culture wars.Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when she gets a text message from an anonymous numbe...

Details Mrs. Fletcher

TitleMrs. Fletcher
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Audiobook

Reviews Mrs. Fletcher

  • Elyse Walters
    I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT......for 'mature audiences'! - REGARDLESS of RATINGS!!!!Between the Blurb, and Larry Hoffer's review- (Goodreads member) - all the important information is at a readers fingertips. Larry's review is EXCELLENT -- covers more than anyone needs to know in order to choose to read this book or not. His rating may be lower than mine -- but if you read his review-- he expresses enjoying this book-- and like me, feels it's alway...
  • Larry H
    I'd rate this 3.5 stars.With books like Election, The Abstinence Teacher, The Leftovers , and Little Children , Tom Perrotta has proven to be a master commentator on the foibles of society, on people's attitudes toward love, sex, relationships, religion, parenthood, and morality. He has a wry wit and isn't afraid to expose his characters' flaws, and he does so again in his newest novel, Mrs. Fletcher .A divorcee in her mid-40s, Eve Fletcher is...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    I have no clue how to rate this book. I'm just gonna go straight down the line with a three.It's one of those that have characters that you really don't like..but you cannot look away. I wanted all the juicy dirt on them.Eva is sending off her son Brendan to college. She is facing a empty nest since she was recently divorced and is unsure of what to do with herself. She gets a text one night that says "U R my MILF!" she googles. And ends up o...
  • Esil
    I'm not sure what it was about Mrs. Fletcher, but I found it completely satisfying. It felt smart, with a touch of humour, dealing with real emotions and contemporary issues, without being pretentious or condescending. Mrs. Fletcher -- Eve -- is 47, divorced and the mother 19 year old Brendan. The story is told from a few points of view, but mostly through Eve and Brendan's eyes. Eve is a great character -- nice, good looking on the outside but w...
  • Beverly
    Perrota is whimsy and hard core realism in equal measure and I loved The Leftovers and Little Children, but this slice of life story about a middle aged woman who seeks sex and companionship in all the wrong places after her self obsessed son goes off to college, left me feeling unsettled. It is as if the author discovered the acronym MILF, found it hilarious, and wanted to repeat it ad nauseum. Poor Mrs. Fletcher, she deserves better, because yo...
  • Julie
    Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta is a 2017 Scribner publication. Suburbia at its most sardonic-I haven’t read Tom Perrotta’s previous novels, although I have seen the movie, ‘Election’, so I was marginally familiar with the name. Reading the blurb, I had the impression this book was humorous, maybe satirical, and certainly offbeat. It was all those things, for me at least, but I wasn’t prepared for the path the novel took me on. Mrs. Fletc...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: started this book with my morning coffee on Saturday and quickly confirmed (once again) this about Perrotta . . . . This is the story of Eve Fletcher, a woman who has just become an empty nester after dropping her son Brock Turner Brendan off at college. After raising Brock Brendan as a single mother for a good portion of his life, Mrs. Fletcher worries that she won’t know how to co...
  • HFK
    It seems I am in some kind of weird loop that started with reading two Jessica Fletcher mysteries, continuing to dive deeper by reading installment of Jessica Jones, and now finally finishing Mrs. Fletcher.Cool. Awesome.Technically speaking, I should have enormously growing dislike towards Mrs. Fletcher that contains characters that insert themselves somewhere in social justice warrior box. It requires certain kind of mushy, locked brain flow to ...
  • Sam Quixote
    I was halfway through the novel when I realised a story wasn’t on the cards. Not that that bothered me too much (though it did a bit) – Mrs Fletcher is all about the characters, reflecting contemporary middle-class American culture, all of which is written pretty well – but, like the only other Tom Perrotta novel I’ve read, Election, I was left wondering what the author was trying to say; what’s the point of this book?Eve Fletcher is a ...
  • Justin
    So I read The Leftovers a while ago, and I really enjoyed that book, even more than I expected to like it. That’s how I knew about Tom Perrotta, and that’s how I happened to stumble upon this book. Uh, this ain’t The Leftovers though. Not even close. But here I am recommending it to you. Very uncomfortably, awkwardly rating this four stars because, man, it gets pretty explicit right from the beginning. So yeahhh on the surface it deals with...
  • Erin *Help I’m Reading and I Can’t Get Up*
    Some thoughts:1. Not what I expected.2. Do NOT recommend.3. Problematic.Not that I'm a prude. I'm worse: I'm a book snob. And this book is just not that good.1 star.
  • Jennifer
    ★★★Mrs. Fletcher is a satire of sorts about issues such as loneliness, reinvention, coming of age, privilege, gender, labels, resilience, porn, and sexual identity. The characters aren't especially likable nor do I believe they are meant to be - they're just there, being used in a book meant to showcase themes the author wants his readers to think about. To my knowledge, there's no persuasion or agenda here...just a few fairly disjointed st...
  • Dianne
    Slightly flat suburban satire about sex, gender, sex, culture and sex. Did I say sex more than once? That's because it's the main focus here - this small town in New England has it ALL going on! Pornography addiction, misogyny, Tinder hook-ups, threesomes, transgenderism, bisexuality...can't think of much in the way of sexuality and gender that didn't get at leaast touched on. It's not overly graphic or overbearing in any way, but make no mistake...
  • Lori
    Taken as a whole, this is an interesting take on empty nest syndrome.
  • Jennifer
    Funny. Timely. Provocative.Tom Perrotta is a master at exposing the secrets of suburbia. In his latest novel, Perrotta creates memorable characters -- all ripe for a juicy book club discussion. There's Eve Fletcher, the not young, but not old mom who just sent her only son off to college. Brendan, the entitled, POS son. Amber, the struggling feminist. Amanda, the millenial stuck in and dead-end job. And a whole other cast of multi-dimensional cha...
  • Lisa
    It's with a very heavy heart that I have to pan this book by one of my favorite authors, Tom Perrotta. I found this book to be so boring, with a cast of the most uninteresting characters I've come across in quite a while. It felt like it was supposed to be edgy and a little bit satirical, but for me it came across sleazy and smutty and not having much to say. I dragged myself through this book, which shocks me, because Tom Perrotta is usually so ...
  • Rebecca
    (2.5) I enjoy Tom Perrotta’s novels: they’re funny, snappy, current and relatable; it’s no wonder they make great movies. (I’ve somehow read seven of his nine books now, without even realizing it.) Mrs. Fletcher is more of the same satire on suburban angst, but with an extra layer of raunchiness that struck me as unnecessary. It seemed something like a sexual box-ticking exercise: “okay, let’s throw in some lesbian flirtation here, a ...
  • W.
    I hate this book. I hate the mediocrity of the writing. I hate the banality of the dialogue. I hate the failure of its characters to be anything more than rehashed stereotypes from a million rehashed rom-coms and sit-coms. I hate the complacency of its ideas. I hate the failure of its author to imagine that a transgender professor might have anything else to notice than the hottest cis person in the room, or a feminist anything more profound to t...
  • Ron Charles
    Scour the Internet all you want, but you’re not likely to find a more pleasant story about pornography than Tom Perrotta’s “Mrs. Fletcher.” It’s as well-behaved as “The Abstinence Teacher,” his 2007 novel about a public school sex-ed instructor. Which raises the question of when it’s bad to be good.Perrotta is an affectionate comic writer, but to his own detriment, he has mastered the art of suburban titillation — and he rests o...
  • Chance Lee
    Mrs. Fletcher is the story of Eve, a divorced mother who is disconnected from her college-age son, and her son, Brenden, a teenage jackass who learned everything about sex from online porn. According to the dust jacket, Eve takes a course in gender studies and gets addicted to online porn. I read Part I (60ish pages) and stopped because none of that had happened yet, and I was bored with the extensive building of stereotypical characters. In 60 p...
  • Chris
    Tom Perrotta has the eye of a brutal satirist and the heart of a loving spouse and parent. His wit can be gentle and it can be fierce, but always it's brilliant. And he loves his characters -- as, invariably, do I. Another terrific novel by a kind and spectacular writer.
  • da AL
    I wasn't sure where this value-heavy sex romp was going & whether I wanted to follow along, but by the end, I was won over. While imperfect, am glad I made it all the way to the end. The audio readers are wonderful!
  • Matthew
    I suppose I’ll give Tom Perrotta a pass this time around. After all, he’s been busy perfecting one of the more inventive television programs in recent memory (The Leftovers, based off of his magnificent book); I can only imagine how difficult it would’ve been to maintain any semblance of focus on another project, let alone a new novel. We can’t all be Noah Hawley. That’s not to say that I wasn’t excited, or had relatively high expecta...
  • Holly B
    This is not my typical genre, but I thought it would be like a modern day "Mrs. Robinson" type character from the movie The Graduate (which I loved!). It wasn't at all. Mrs. Fletcher is a middle aged divorced mom of a teenager. She ends up hooking up with a guy the same age as her son. Her son just left for college and is out of the house. The author is very "witty" and it has some good laughs, but definitely "R" rated. In the end, it wasn't real...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    This was a fun read, and great in audio. Several characters are facing major transitions in their life - Eve Fletcher is a divorced empty nester, but still fairly attractive. After she drops her son off at college (with his stuff that SHE packed up), she also decides to go to college and signs up for a class about gender and society at the local community college. Her son Brendan is not prepared for adulthood, not even the adulthood light version...
  • Doug Bradshaw
    This was my first Tom Perrotta novel and although I got a few laughs and enjoyed some of the effects of various internet things on both male and female characters, all and all, I thought it was fairly shallow and poorly conceived. The characters were cliches, the stories were a bit boring, and it seemed fairly aimless. Was this really a story worth telling? Was there even a story: Freshman in college drinks too much, can't focus, divorced woman s...
  • Caroline
    ***NO SPOILERS***Mrs. Fletcher is Tom Perrotta’s take on the mid-life crisis, and in true Perrotta fashion, it’s peopled with unpretentious, relatable characters in ordinary circumstances. As always, he portrays them effortlessly. However, in Mrs. Fletcher, Perrotta tossed aside his old literary identity and tried something new. This is one low-brow, tawdry read where he comes across as trying too hard to be edgy.The story opens with a femini...
  • Kristy
    As a divorcee in her mid-40s, Eve Fletcher is struggling with the fact that her only son, Brendan, is heading off to college. Suddenly, Eve is truly alone for the first time. Shortly after she takes Brendan to college, Eve receives a strange text message reading, "U r my MILF!" Baffled, the message takes Eve down a strange path that includes an obsession with MILF-related porn. Suddenly, her regular life--work as the Executive Director at the loc...
  • Bark (2 Dumb 2 Read Blurbs)
    Hmm, what is there to say about this one? I read it, all of it, and I wasn’t tempted to DNF it even though I found it a wee bit plotless and a little too over-stuffed with issues. I can’t say that I’ll remember much about it in a few days so I better spit this out now.Eve is a divorcee who, when the book begins, is sending her only son off to college. She’s not dealing well with this turn of events even though her son is a selfish son-of-...
  • Antoinette
    “It was a long drive and Eve cried most of the way home, because the big day hadn’t gone the way she’d hoped, not that big days ever did. Birthdays, holidays, weddings, graduations, funerals-they were all too loaded with expectations, and the important people in her life rarely acted the way they were supposed to.”The opening lines of the book sets the tone for what is to come-the expectations and the subsequent disappointments. When I re...