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The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
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Aug 14, 2008

did not like it
Recommended for: nobody
Read in August, 2008

I have the soft cover, not the hard cover.

Oy! The best thing about this book was the cover photo. Gosh. I read this book slowly because I have very limited time for pleasure reading. I was annoyed with the overuse of the words "nosh" and "kybosh" for one thing, which grabbed my attention in the first few chapters. I decided to keep reading it because I felt that I was hyper-analyzing the book due to the slow pace with which I was getting through it. However, the other day, Persia took a three-hour nap in my arms, and I nearly finished it.

This book is awful, just awful. The author, though a professional editor, really doesn't know how to write. I kept thinking she was rushing. She told more than showed and showed where it should have been told. I think she really wants the story to be a movie and if it is one, it will be one of those rare occurences where the movie is better than the book.

I, personally, hate writing dialogue. Evidently, so does this author. In some sections of the book, she writes like she's writing a script for a movie or a play. And it just smacks of bored writer. I wonder if she had an editor or if she works for the publishing company where this book was published. This book is nothing close to Steele Magnolias, nor Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

The book has too many undeveloped characters. The main character is also very shallow. There are scenes that are so brief and unrelated to the story that I was left wondering what she was trying to do. It's nearly like a long outline of a book that might be good when the author finally gets around to writing it.

I found it amusing that the main character supposedly went to Harrisburg High. It was goofy how it was written, though. I'm betting the author is from Pennsylvania.

There were a few parts in the story where I did feel inspired to knit and I liked that, but overall I hated the book.

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Jane I agree with the overuse of Nosh - I hate that word!! Jane in Indiana

Marie Elena Actually, there really is a Harrisburg High; my husband's father went there. However, it's an inner city school and there's no way in hell Georgia, whose parents owned a farm, would have gone there.

Lindsey I totally agree that the best thing about the book was the cover. a simply awful book.

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