Chrissie’s review of The Lady and the Unicorn > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne I was just thinking about this book yesterday! I hope you are enjoying it!


message 2: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie I started it and didn't want to stop. I am also listening to Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War. It is in fact very distracting to have two very good books going at the same time. I don't think I can manage this, both draw me to 100percent. At least for me it is more fun to read one at a time and suck up the atmosphere.....


message 3: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne I know what you mean. I usually read two books at the same time, but if one is really good, I'll usually ignore the second book for awhile. When both are really good, it's a huge challenge! I'll have to check into Birdsong - it sounds great!


message 4: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie So good to talk to someone who like me wants to read one book at a time.


message 5: by Donna (new)

Donna I've read this ages ago but it is still a favorite. Glad you liked it.


message 6: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Donna, I looked afterwards at other peoples reviews and I was so surprised that many had lots of complaints. I was wondering why I reacted so differently. I really do not think it was that I know Brussels well. I enjoyed the writing. I enjoyed the various topics. I liked that there were really different characters. I liked that each chapter was the voice of one person. I liked learning about the tapestries. And I liked how Chevalier had it end. It was realistic.

Donna, I am glad that you liked it too. I felt kind of weird liking it so much. But I did. I just have to say what I feel.


message 7: by Susan (new)

Susan This book is my favorite of Chevalier's books, though I know that is not a popular point of view. I was fascinated by the description of how the tapestries were made.


message 8: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Susan, yes, that too I enjoyed - "the description of how the tapestries were made". Susan, you must rate this book so more positive views are noted at GR!


message 9: by Faith (new)

Faith Justice I also liked this better than Pearl Earring. Fun transitions from one character to the next.


message 10: by Chrissie (last edited Aug 15, 2012 09:58AM) (new)

Chrissie Faith, it s very unusual that an author so successfully switches character pov in each chapter. I liked hearing the different views. Each was well developed and believable.

Maybe people don't like it because it lacks a fairy tale ending. Could that be why fewer people like it? i thought it was excellent, and not just because I know Brussels.

So nice you left me a note and told me!!!


message 11: by Chrissie (last edited Aug 17, 2012 03:29AM) (new)

Chrissie Faith, how many stars did you give it? Maybe you might register your view so the GR rating represents as many as possible? Just an idea, though I often do not rate books that I have read a long time ago.


message 12: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie It is interesting that nobody has compared this book with The Blood of Flowers! Personally I think the Unicorn one is better than Flowers.....


message 13: by Faith (new)

Faith Justice It looks like I gave this book away over six years ago (according to my Bookcrossing records) without a review or rating, before I joined GR. I have over 1000 books registered on BC, but only moved the ones to GR that I had reviewed in some way, so it's not listed on my GR shelves. I probably would give it 4 stars. I reserve 5 stars for those books I absolutely adore.


message 14: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie I am just thinking you could add your rating..... I think more should read this book.


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