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message 1: by Tatiana (last edited Jan 11, 2012 02:18PM) (new)

Tatiana Those women know about this book due to the same reason every "average" woman knows about every new release of Jodi Picoult and Nora Roberts. Those are the only books department stores carry. And they are women's fiction/tearjerkers.

message 2: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana Oh, and aren't they making a movie of it?

message 3: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey Tatiana wrote: "Oh, and aren't they making a movie of it?"

They already did. Last year.

message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

They already made a movie. It was..embarassing.

message 5: by Megan (new)

Megan I'm your GR friend, and over the age of thirty... and this is the first I've heard of this book. hmmm... glad you're taking one for the team Penny ;) I'll stick with my YA and UF and whatnot & leave this one alone. Looking forward to your review though.

message 6: by Christine (new)

Christine Wheeler this looks like a book snob book that makes me feel dirty for liking books about zombies.

message 7: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana Penny, today a librarian was trying to convince me to read this book/watch the movie. It was very hard to tell her politely it wasn't my sort of thing.

message 8: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth It was a charming book but not exactly being lauded as a literary masterpiece. That being said, it was a complete pleasure read that I devoured on a long flight to start off my vacation. I give it high marks for being exactly what I wanted for the type of reading I was doing.

For the record, I much prefer books in which the characters make an internal journey of growth to those that are filled with action or fantastical events, and would never be attracted to the Fantasy/YA genre you mentioned.

message 9: by Karen (new)

Karen Canova Trust your gut, Penny. Or did you go ahead and read this over-rated romance novel? I just finished it last night for a book group, and the only emotion I felt was overwhelming amazement that this book is on the "best books" list of many women I know (and don't know). I do believe that it represents a new(ish) form of the traditional "romantic novel" genre, disguised as high-brow, contemporary, and even important "literature." Your phrase, "emotional porn" resonated for me. If you did finally read the book, I'd love to know what you think. Thanks.

message 10: by Tracey (new)

Tracey Savage Penny, hoping for your review before I plunge in!

message 11: by Michele (new)

Michele Based on the title I can tell it's the sort of historical fiction that is chalk-full of horrors to woman-kind

You are not wrong.

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