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P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
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Oct 17, 2007

it was ok

Someone I interviewed for work recommended this book to me and insisted I take it home to read. It was my first chick-lit experience, and it left me confused with the genre as a whole and the women who enjoy it. Yes, I did laugh from time to time, and yes, once I got a little teary-eyed (keep in mind Hallmark commercials make me cry) but the quality of the writing was ... shocking. Cliche after cliche after cliche after cliche, from phrases to entire sequences to the whole book, really. I kept wondering if the storyline was what made it so appealing to the masses. Not sure, just not sure. It was definitely a "light read," and I suppose that's attractive to a lot of people, myself included when I've had a really bad day and don't want to think about anything. But whatever happened to showing not telling when writing a good fiction, or nonfiction, story?
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message 1: by Yvette (last edited Dec 18, 2007 11:47AM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Yvette I totally agree with you. It was sad, simple and not very enjoyable.

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