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message 1: by Phrynne (new)

Phrynne Such a good book:)


message 2: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Patty , I never picked this one up because I wasn't crazy about One Day , but you make this sound worth trying.


message 3: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Lovely review Patty


PattyMacDotComma Phrynne - I agree (obviously), and thanks, Andrea.

Angela, I haven't read One Day, so I can't compare. Horses for courses, as they say!


message 5: by Cecily (new)

Cecily I enjoyed Starter for Ten and One Day more than I expected, but I'm wary of this one (possibly a little too close to home). I expect I'll come to it one day. Your review reassures and intrigues me.


message 6: by MaryG2E (new)

MaryG2E Really interesting to read your excellent review Patty. Personally, I had a strongly oppositional response to the book. I found the character of Connie to be repugnant to me, and I despaired of her casual cruelty to Douglas. I thought she and Albie became a Gang of Two against him, thus pushing him into more awkwardness and inappropriate thoughts and words. Unfortunately I know too many self-styled artistic people who think they are somehow superior to us mere mortals because they are 'creative', and so my heart went out to Douglas on many occasions. Like you, this book and its characters have stayed with me for a long time.


PattyMacDotComma MaryG2E wrote: "Really interesting to read your excellent review Patty. Personally, I had a strongly oppositional response to the book. I found the character of Connie to be repugnant to me, and I despaired of her..."

I know what you mean, Mary. I thought Albie affected the relationship differently. I reckon a lot of people can endure and even enjoy each other's foibles, but when those quirks (or obsessions) start negatively affecting their kids, patience and understanding wears pretty thin.

Poor Albie is more like mum but is a man like dad, so what's a guy to do? Cut and run?

The parents were certainly an odd couple, eh?


message 8: by Peter (new)

Peter Boyle A lovely review, Patty. That quote you included is just wonderful.


PattyMacDotComma Peter wrote: "A lovely review, Patty. That quote you included is just wonderful."

Thanks, Peter! It was a nice one, eh?


message 10: by Bianca (new)

Bianca Oh, this sounds great. I guess I'll have to add it.


message 11: by Sasha (new)

Sasha This sounds amazing


message 12: by PattyMacDotComma (new)

PattyMacDotComma Bianca wrote: "Oh, this sounds great. I guess I'll have to add it."

Of COURSE you will, Bianca, silly you! :)


message 13: by PattyMacDotComma (new)

PattyMacDotComma Alina Mironyuk wrote: "This sounds amazing"

Well, I certainly liked it, but check some other reviews, too, Alina.


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