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3.65  ·  Rating details ·  451 ratings  ·  43 reviews
He's your best friend. She's the love of his life. You've got six weeks to convince him otherwise. Adam Bailey is appalled when his best friend Nick announces that he's about to marry his new girlfriend, Sandra. Can't Nick see just how wrong the loud-mouthed, bossy, gold-digging Sandra is for him? Somehow Adam has to make his friend see the error of his ways—without losing ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Simon & Schuster UK
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Tea Jovanović
Ovog autora u Srbiji izgleda voli samo njegova urednica... :) Lad-lit... Zabavan, duhovit, autor za mlade, koji na na vešt način obrađuje savremene teme i probleme u muško-ženskim odnosima, i kroz svoje duhovite i zabavne romane prikazuje nam kako muškarci drugačije od žena doživljavaju iste "probleme"... Ovo mu je bio debitantski roman...
Figgy
Jun 06, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2014
There's not a single thing that's interesting, new, or exciting about this book. Not a single character or plot element that isn't an unoriginal cliche about how horny men are and how complicated (and slutty!) those females are. I honestly don't know how I finished reading it, or why, other than not wanting to feel like the $1.99 I'd paid for it had gone to waste. I would've been better off buying a pack of tic tacs, which would've afforded far more hours of entertainment than this utterly ...more
Jade
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
It was a slow book by page 300 it gets really interesting.
Shafinaz S
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A hilarious one! I find myself chuckling from time to time reading and re-reading some parts of the book. A very honest account of what is-in-the-mind-of-a-man or any men. Indeed.

An attempt of a friend to save his best pal from marrying his hellish girlfriend - from the eye of the friend. When one is in love - everything is in the air - cloud nine - we are blinded. But perhaps those outside us could see the deep pit we are about to get into.

Many funny moments to make the best pal see the real
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Heather
May 10, 2014 added it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Meh. Pretty terrible.
Michele
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a fun read. It was interesting to have a male spin on this type of story. The characters are fun and I enjoyed the ending.
Darrell Rivers
May 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
Was not impressed with this book. Not the usual funny read by Matt Dunn, disliked the characters immensely (apart from the bar owners), and was more irritated than amused.
August A.P.
kalimat spontan pertama yang muncul di kepalaku saat menyelesaikan novel ini jam satu dini hari tadi, "cuma segini aja?"
yah, sayang sekali.
Cliff
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
There's a whole genre of books called chicklit, which I have never read and which I have no intention of reading! This book must fall into the male equivalent which, so far as I am aware, has no name as yet. Roosterlit? Macholit? Others which may occur to you as they occurred to me, but which are possibly too rude to repeat here. Anyway, it's an inoffensive little book, mildly amusing,miles away from reality, about three male friends, one married with a child, Mark, another just engaged, Nick ...more
Nicola
Dec 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Enjoyable read with equally enjoyable and amusing characters. Adam's quest to save his best friend Nick from a disastrous marriage with Sandra is entertaining and Charlie's presence rounds off the not so typical romantic story. Charlie and Adam's ending was a tad ridiculous for me but I enjoyed the banter between the boys which the book had in boat loads.
Varun Singh
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Highly entertaining with suprisingly unexpected turns.
Alex
Feb 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
Predictable, unoriginal and clichéd characters that are, mostly, very unlikeable. At least it was a quick read.
Michael OKeane
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. My third by Matt Dunn.
Its an easy humorous read which we all need at times. Some great one liners.
Will be looking out for more from this author.
Reinita Afif Aulia
Salah satu buku yang saya beli 10rebuan di Obral Buku Gramedia, dan walaupun tampangnya nggak menarik buat saya (si laki-laki di sampulnya juga bukan tipe saya) tapi akhirnya saya beli juga karena lumayan tebal. #eh

Jadi, anggap saja buku ini adalah chicklit versi pria (LadLit). Lumayan lah sebagai variasi di antara gundukan TeenLit dan Chicklit yang bertebaran, dan ini juga yang dijanjikan di halaman belakangnya sebagai "mengerti sudut pandang pria". (Lupa kata-kata tepatnya, bukunya lagi
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Ash
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
I gave it 2 stars because it said "it was ok", which is exactly how I felt about it. I didn't exactly hate it, but I didn't enjoy the book very much at all. I didn't like any of the characters, except Adam's parents, and Rudy and Pritchard (they were the only people who seem to have some personality). I felt like the author didn't even bother to make me like the characters, or the plot for that matter. It was a bit of a loosely woven yarn, if that makes sense. This is the first time I have ever ...more
Dion Sagirang
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Baru tahu kaver versi aslinya lebih eye catching dari versi terjemahan. Teman saya bahkan menganggap novel ini bergenre Gay-Romance, dari kavernya yang bergambar laki-laki dengan tuksedo.

Namun, genrenya adalah Ladlit atau Guylit, bukan Gaylit. Chicklit versi laki-laki. Buku yang ketika mulai belajar nulis masuk kategori buku yang saya cari-cari.

Mengisahkan tentang Adam berserta kedua temannya, Nick yang royal dan Mark yang setelah menikah, tanggung jawabnya menjadi lebih besar, termasuk bentuk
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Wieta
Dec 20, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Pengarang buku ini cowok, tapi ternyata cerewet juga. Jadi di semua bagian buku terdapat embel2 cerita yang menurut saya malah lebih banyak dari inti cerita. Mungkin itu sebabnya buku ini lumayan tebal. Dan jika tidak benar2 ada waktu luang, saya rasa akan sulit untuk menyelesaikan buku ini.

Cerita intinya sebenarnya biasa2 saja mengenai 3 sahabat: Adam, Nick dan Mark. Mark sudah married sementara Adam dan Nick msh lajang. Nick memiliki teman wanita tetap 'Sandra' dan memutuskan untuk berumah
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Ravi
May 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Being an avid geek and bookworm, I know that the genre of 'chic-lit' has been around for many years. However, the arrival of this book hails a counterpart for the more masculine people on the planet - LadLit.
Meet Adam Bailey. He's your usual, inner-city, laddish playboy, complete with matching bachelor pad. He's often avoided or been deterred by love due to a few minute details - whether it be a lady having a rather masculine first name, a lady not being able to pronounce the word 'espresso', or
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Angelic Zaizai

Ini katanya guylit
jadi ceritanya tentang tiga orang cowok yang bersahabat
Matt, akuntan yang mikirin duiit melulu, married
Nick, ngelola web search engine ke web2 porno suka hidup mewah, punya pacar Adam, partner Nick, player takut komitmen

jadi masalahnya ketika Nick mo merit sama pacarnya, Sandra
Adam tau kalo Sandra itu cuma ngincer duitnya Nick
dilema-lah gimana cara menyadarkan Nick
karena buat cowok-cowok tabu mengomentari pacar2 temannya *iya ga sih?*
segala cara dipake .. tapi ga berhasil juga
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Lydia Laceby
Jul 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hilarous
Originally Reviewed at Novel Escapes

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and snickered while lounging by the pool much to the amusement or annoyance of other sunbathers I’m sure. Regardless, I kept chuckling my way through and made a mental note to read lad lit more often. I forgot how much I enjoy it and what a nice change of pace it is from the usual chick lit stories we’re reading.

I appreciated the male perspective and found getting into a man’s head interesting. It was a great story, full of
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Rina Wati
Sep 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Satu lagi Guylit yg akhirnya bisa kebaca juga setelah baca resensi dari blog seorang teman. Seperti biasanya, sense of humor nya guylit dan chicklit emang bener2 beda, jelas aja, lah wong yg bikin aja cowok jadi lebih banyak ngeliat dari sidut pandang cowok. Kalo soal persahabatan antar cowok, emang nggak kalah dari cewek. Cuma beda kebiasaan aja. Soal karakter cowoknya yg anti komitmen juga sebenernya dah banyak juga yg pake karakter model gt. Tapi ceritanya mengalir begitu saja. Kekonyolan ...more
Asrina Maharani
setelah baca ini lebih cocok masuk chiklit daripada buku romance. hero-heroinenya baru ketemu setelah cerita jalan cukup lama........
mengingat ini penulis cowok, ternyata parah juga yeah! mereka minum alkohol kek minum aer aja ceritanya
ckckckckckck.............
Win
Feb 06, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: metro-pop
bete bgt sama Adam...pengen d jitakin...kenapa ada y cow se-rese itu...byk mau ny..
ngerasa paling oke...perfect...egois n mentingi diri sendiri...apa sih yg mesti d banggain kalo tajir krn bisnis porn...
Jenny
Jun 22, 2012 rated it liked it
This a well written and funny read. The themes and situations are nothing new but I think Dunn has produced a decent story.

http://chocolatedigestivebiscuit.blog...
Rahmadiyanti
Feb 17, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Saya pikir menarik, teryata saya terengah-engah untuk menuntaskannya. Jadi, sampai sekarang belum selesai. Ceritanya agak bertele-tele.
Dawn
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked this book - maybe not a massively original plot but kept me interested & enjoyed as written from a 'blokes' perspective
Hajer
Sep 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Light and funny!
Ruth
Jul 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Good for a vacation read - kind of a predictable story
Fiary
Jan 20, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: chicklit
menarik, menyegarkan....masuk kategori chicklit, aja ahh...gimana kehidupan lajang, dilihat dari kacamata cowok...; hahaha..kayaknya obrolan cowok gak jauh dari bola, bir, mobil, dan...cewek seksi...
Vika Vinessa
Aug 27, 2011 rated it liked it
ok.. just so boring when read it...
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Matt was born in Margate, but eventually escaped to Spain to write his first novel (in between working as a newspaper columnist, and playing a lot of tennis). Previously he has been a professional lifeguard, fitness equipment salesman, and an IT head hunter, but he prefers writing for a living, so hopes people will keep buying his books.

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