Louise Louise's Comments (member since Mar 29, 2012)

Louise's comments from the Idle Book Club group.

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Apr 03, 2012 12:00PM

66820 Was Sense of an Ending or the bookclub mentioned in a podcast? I remember something about a book podcast in the Conf Grenade where everyone was talking about Grim Fandango, but I don't think a book was picked yet.

How did everyone know to read this Sense of an Ending? And how are the books picked (for future reference) ?

Is there an Idle Thumbs Book Podcast I'm missing out on?
Mar 30, 2012 02:32PM

66820 Greg wrote: "...The book is sort of like a laid-out whip, with the motion magnified through the length until it finally cracks at the tip.."

Wow, that's a descriptive way of putting it. For me, I thought the "crack" was in the beginning because that sense of dread caught me right away. I guess the dread was too effective because by the time I got to the Thing That Happened I was expecting too much.
Mar 30, 2012 10:18AM

66820 ^ For me, I loved the restraint in the first half of the book, but then, after we find out (Adrian spoiler) (view spoiler) it landed in Soap Opera Land for me.

Also, it may be the result of a flawed narrator, but none of the female characters seemed very likable.

I was disappointed by The Thing That Happened since the buildup was so nicely done.
Mar 29, 2012 01:19PM

66820 I thought the writing in this book was very nice in this book, but the content was too full of melodrama. What happened Adrian was also cliched IMO. Maybe I can't relate because I was never a highschool-aged boy in Britain. I'm curious to hear what men thought of this book.

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