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The Epicure's Lament by Kate Christensen
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Jan 05, 2009

it was amazing
Read in January, 2009

So great. This book was hilarious and dark and bitter and in parts so so wrong. I loved it! There were sentences that were so perfect that I had to re-read them and share them aloud. Part of me secretly wishes I could be more like Hugo: brutally honest, crusty, self-indulgent and totally not care what other people think of me. I had a very slight problem was the ending, which I won't spoil. I was hoping it would turn out differently, left up to the imagination and not as optimistic--perhaps Hugo's attitude rubbed off on me a bit!

This is my first Kate Christensen novel, and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of her books.
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message 1: by Jan (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jan i know what you mean about the ending -- she had successfully bucked any romantic expectations up til that point. but her other books are the same -- guess it's just the austen lurking inside her.

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