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Hvem vil vel kjøre lokaltog gjennom livet, et sånt som stopper ved hver minste melkerampe, når det finnes ekspresstog? Jackie Norris vil definitivt kjøre i ekspressfart, spesielt etter at hennes såkalte kjæreste dumpet henne. Under en ferie i Thailand, der han skulle finne seg selv, fant han nemlig noen helt andre - en blond, hollandsk gudinne med uendelig lange ben!

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Paperback, Red Dress Ink, 350 pages
Published 2002 by Egmont Bøker Fredhøi AS (first published December 1st 2001)
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Cherry Chic
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No será la novela más profunda del mundo, desde luego, pero me ha arrancado más de una risa en público y para mi eso es más que suficiente para tener cuatro estrellas. Amena, divertida y algo alocada. Además de todo se lee muy rápida (y eso que yo voy de culo on el tiempo) así que en lo que a mi respecta cumple muchos requisitos para pasar un buen rato, que al final es lo importante.
Susanna Herrero
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Historia para reir y pasar un buen rato, sin mas pretensiones. Pero lo que me he reido...
Mariandre
JACKIE NO TODOS ESTAN ENAMORADOS DE TI. (Tenía que decirlo)



¿Soy la única que cree que Jackie pensaba demasiado? Es decir, esta chica se hacía unas preguntas que siendo sincera nadie las hace, se preguntaba así misma "Recuerdas a Jane? es la rubia.." es decir, obvio que se recuerda; Jackie, estas hablando contigo misma. No me gustan estos tipos de narración.

Jackie no es el mejor ejemplo para cuando terminas una relación aunque su manera de enfrentarlo sea muy divertida de leer, siendo sincera me
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Samantha
Jan 03, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
This book was... just okay. I did not really care for the ending, and the main character was a bit annoying at times. She did NOT portray the mental wellbeing of a 24 year old woman, to say the least. It was entertaining at times - a few good laughs - but overall, not my cup of tea. Maybe if I were still a teenager, I would be able to connect with the lead character therefore actually enjoying the read. Also, I hate repetitive authors. I swear if all the repeats were removed from this book, it w ...more
Amanda
Aug 06, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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K
May 26, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicklit
This was very much standard chick lit, with nothing special to recommend it in my opinion. I was curious about Mlynowski because she seemed to get rave reviews from goodreads and amazon readers. This was her first book, and maybe she got better with subsequent ones, but the main character got on my nerves with her cluelessness and her obviously bad decisions. The overuse of exclamation points also got me. The one thing I actually liked about the book was the question the main character asked her ...more
Lynda
Oct 02, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
Another Chick-Lit book. In this one a girl named Jackie is dumped by her boyfriend via email. The description sounded promising. Jackie knows what she really wants and sets out to find it, only the problem is that she doesn’t.

There were too many scenes at the club. So many in fact that sometimes I felt like I was reading the same chapters over and over again.

The book was good, but Jackie spends too much time focusing on men. Too much time pining. For once I’d like to read a chick lit book that i
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Amanda
I love Sarah Mlynowski's Magic in Manhattan series and her novel Fishbowl. But this book fell a bit flat for me. Maybe because I did not like the heroine Jackie all that much. I understood her plight and need to play the field after hearing about her boyfriend's possible shacking up with women on his trip to Thailand, but how she went about it was not acceptable to me. And her thought process was annoying. I know some women jump to conclusions quickly but having her believe someone should be eng ...more
Emily
Jan 21, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, reviewed
The story follows Jackie who was recently dumped via email. She had just moved to a new city, Boston, to follow this guy and now she was single and on her own in a new city. With no to few friends, a new job and not sure which direction she is going in her life. The book follows Jackie as she tries to date and figure out what she really wants to do with her love life. Some of her dates end up being pretty amusing and how she reacts to situations keeps her human and interesting. Part of the story ...more
Kathryn
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am totally willing to read a dumb piece of chick lit and be charmed by it, but this was just a little too brainless. I wanted to like it I really did, but the main character is a copyeditor and yet there are blatant usage mistakes (and not intentionally chosen ones.) And the author is Canadian, but the characters are from Connecticut, and they keep saying they "went to university together" they only people I know from CT who say that - went to college in Europe.
Liana
Feb 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't read alot of "chick-lit" but I really loved this book.
I found it fun to read, easy to relate to and funny. If you are a fan of Sex and the City you will enjoy this book, especially since there are a couple references to SATC. It is a quick and fun read and I would recommend it to any of my girlfriends!
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Poor Jackie! Why can't she find
a boyfriend that sticks? Why is
her job so tedious? Why doesn't
she have any friends? And why
does she constantly talk to herself
and ask herself questions?

Kristen Hook
This book took me so long to get through! I have enjoyed other Sarah Mlynowski books, but just could not get into this one. I thought the main character was a bit annoying and I really couldn't wait to be done with it. But I am willing to give Mlynowski another shot and have started reading Me Vs. Me.
Suzy Betker
Oct 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the funniest books I have read - you have to be in the right mood. I think I have menengitis! Oh wait, I did have that this year!
Carol
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I gave this book two stars because it was mildly entertaining. But I spent the whole book wondering if the author is immature and shallow or just making a huge effort to portray the main character as immature and shallow.
Catrina
I hated the numerous typos. I can overlook a few, but this was absurd.
I enjoyed the narration style, but it did become irritating towards the end.

Overall opinion: I think I'm just as lost and unsure as the main character.
Jackie
May 07, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, disliked
I couldn't even finish this. The "protag" is so pathetically lonely, it made me want to barf.
Justyna
It's such a nice and funny book! I really enjoyed it!
Michelle Gear
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this if you have ever been dumped-it's Sex and the City meets a little bit of you!
Leah
Feb 05, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-read-2011
A while back I bought myself a few second hand American Chick Lit novels from Amazon because, recently, I’ve been getting more and more into novels by American writers. I knew I wanted to buy one of Sarah Mlynowski’s novels, particularly after I enjoyed her teen effort Gimme A Call. I settled on her debut novel Milkrun, and after Danielle recommended I read it, I picked it up one lazy Sunday. Milkrun is a fairly old Chick Lit novel, a decade old in fact, originally coming out in 2001 but it’s st ...more
Anncleire
Dec 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hot-stuff, romance
“Milkrun” è un altro di quei libri che hanno giaciuto per molto nella cartella dei to-read e che finalmente sono riuscita a leggere.

Jacklyn, Jack, ha 24 anni ed è una editrice in una casa editrice che si occupa in prevalenza di romance. Mentre legge scene molto piccanti deve curare l’ortografia e la punteggiatura. Il suo ragazzo storico Jeremy le ha chiesto di trasferirsi con lui a Boston salvo poi mollarla per un lungo viaggio in Tailandia per ritrovare se stesso. Jackie di nuovo single cerca u
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Elusive
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
‘Milkrun’ is about Jackie who embarks on a dating spree after her boyfriend Jeremy meets someone while he was in Thailand. Through those dates, she learns about what she really wants and makes a major decision at the end of it.

Jackie was a very fun protagonist. She’s hilarious, hence I really enjoyed the first-person narrative as it gave complete insight into her thoughts. She’s also strong, as seen after the end of her relationship. Instead of wallowing in sorrow, she takes action and starts go
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Amanda Morgan
Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the dating scene, a milkrun is the process of dating to no avail. “Milkrun” is a funny story about newly single twenty-five-year-old Jackie Norris.
Jackie’s boyfriend Jeremy disappointed Jackie a few months back by deciding to go “find himself” in Thailand instead of moving to Boston to be with her. Just recently he sent her an email stating that he’s not only found himself, he’s also met another woman and they’re happy together.
Jackie decides instead of brooding over Jeremy’s bad behavior,
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Lizzie Goldsmith
Milkrun was a fun and easy read. I mostly enjoyed that this book was written in a believable point of view. The main character, Jackie, is in her mid twenties and is trying to find her true love. I found this book appealing because it seems that every guy to crosses her path she must wonder if they are "the one". This is defiantly a book for any girl of any age.
For the first quarter of the book, Jackie talk about her ex-boyfriend, Jeremy. Jeremy unexpectedly moved to Thailand to "find himself"
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Lynn Marie Hulsman
I enjoyed reading this as an example of good old-fashioned Chick Lit. Jackie is dumped unceremoniously by her boyfriend in an email. Promising start! She's a 24-year-old Carrie Bradshaw type, who is a bit too outspoken, and often paints herself into corners, buying trouble where it's not needed. She's spunky, but not quite a Bridget Jones. As a young woman, she's desperate to find "the one" and thinks nearly any guy out there could be it, since she hasn't honed her radar through experience.

It's
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Jackie
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my guilty pleasures is Chick Lit... and this is a prime example of it. It is by no means amazing or life-changing... but it's good for the purpose of simple reading and laughing out loud. Almost every woman could relate to this book due to the fact it's about dating, the doubts you have while dating, and the aching and longing for that one that got away (or you wish would go away). And since this book embraces all of that, I absolutely loved this book. Granted, I read this book when I was ...more
Justina
I would probably give this a 2.5/5. I did enjoy reading it, and it's the perfect beach read, but I can see why others wouldn't like it. The protagonist, Jackie, has her faults - she's selfish, self centered, kind of immature, and scatterbrained, for instance - but she also has her positives. Most notably, she's hysterical. She's definitely one of those high energy people who are always on the run, whose mind is always running, with her mouth not far behind. There were parts of the book where I l ...more
Nicole
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Read about 3/4 of this book and then skipped to the last page...it was that bad.
Well, actually it started off just like any other Mlynowski book. It had charm, wit, and very true to a 20 something's life. But the problem was that it never changed. It is just like many of Mlynowski's other books which I have read the majority of, so I was tired of the plot and protagonist. I love this author, I think she can tell a very real tale of a women in her 20's (and she's Canadian!) but I do not like repe
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Dianachristine
Feb 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not classic literature or anything, but definitely relatable and enjoyable. some of her thoughts on the matter were so true and it helped to read them... Also liked how the ending was more open instead of clean cut (though I predicted every bit of the ending way before, Mlynowski definitely doesn't know how to foreshadow without making everything completely obvious.) Still, I like it, and I wouldn't mind reading more from her, even though she is a bit of a guilty pleasure and I probably should b ...more
Lani Young
Oct 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first book by this author and I was not disappointed. I enjoy chick lit and have been increasingly frustrated by all the dismal examples of this genre out there. Milkrun was fun, entertaining, fast paced and believable. I got a little annoyed with the lead character as she tripped in and out of some stupid dating encounters - but then reminded myself that heck, havent we all done similar stupid things?! Especially after having our hearts broken. LOL The first person narration worked really we ...more
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Sarah was born in Montreal, Canada. After graduating with an honors degree in English literature from McGill University, she moved to Toronto to work for Harlequin Enterprises. While she never met Fabio, she used her romance publishing experiences to fuel her first novel Milkrun.

Since then, Sarah has written four additional novels for adults: Fishbowl, As Seen on TV, Monkey Business, and
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