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Re: Book club

Post by Sue » 07 Jan 2014, 08:58

Keeping busy reading, then no urge for a glass of wine :laugh5:
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Re: Book club

Post by Wendyf » 08 Jan 2014, 18:31

My copy arrived today, so looking forward to making a start tonight.

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Post by Gloria » 15 Jan 2014, 18:09

Still reading it. I think it's a bit different but it is certainly keeping my attention.
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Post by Sue » 15 Jan 2014, 20:26

I started it last night. It seems a little strange!
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Post by Sue » 18 Jan 2014, 22:12

It's an odd book, I hope it gets better
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Post by Wendyf » 18 Jan 2014, 22:26

Very odd. I'm struggling to get involved in it.

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Post by Gloria » 19 Jan 2014, 08:57

It does seem really strange, but I'll finish it if it kills me.
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Post by Gloria » 24 Jan 2014, 08:56

Well ladies, I finished it, has anyone else managed to??
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Post by Wendyf » 24 Jan 2014, 09:01

Not yet, did you enjoy it?

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Post by Sue » 24 Jan 2014, 09:11

I am finding it really tough going, only manage a few pages every night. I have not yet been gripped enough to stay awake reading till all hours. Does it improve?
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Post by Gloria » 24 Jan 2014, 14:25

Sue and Wendy----no to both questions.
I found it really hard work, kept expecting it to improve but it didn't, not in my opinion anyway. Also, I thought this cannot go on as it is and there must be something of a twist near the end, wrong. It did nothing for me, but I persevered.
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Post by Sue » 24 Jan 2014, 17:41

Oh dear :sad:
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Post by Gloria » 24 Jan 2014, 18:46

Keep at it Sue, I would be interested to hear someone else's view on it.
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Post by Sue » 05 Feb 2014, 08:35

How are you doing with the book Wendy. I find it rather tedious and am only half way through. It sends me to sleep most nights. I have started scan reading. There is too much description for me and not enough story. I don't like the way it jumps forwards and backwards by many years and each chapter is a different year or person centred. Ask me to name the characters and I would struggle, they have such odd names, and I struggle to remember how they fit into the story. That is not the sign of a good book. Amazon has mixed reviews, you either love it or hate it. Some rave over all the description , I just find it boring.
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Post by Gloria » 05 Feb 2014, 09:04

I'm with you Sue.
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Post by Wendyf » 05 Feb 2014, 09:11

I settled down with it on a wet afternoon last week and got into it a bit better. It doesn't work if you just try to read a chapter at a time as you quickly lose track of what's going on and who is who. I'm about half way through too, but determined to finish it.

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Post by Sue » 10 Feb 2014, 12:09

I don't know of I will manage to finish this book. It really doesn't grab me
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Post by Gloria » 10 Feb 2014, 12:44

You can usually tell a bad book, it takes ages to read it. :wink:
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Re: Book club

Post by Wendyf » 16 Feb 2014, 20:22

About three quarters through now!

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Post by Gloria » 17 Feb 2014, 08:50

I am impressed you are still at it.
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Post by Sue » 17 Feb 2014, 21:03

I am 69%. Has it actually got a story!
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Re: Book club

Post by Wendyf » 17 Feb 2014, 21:23

I'm very close to end, just a few pages to go...and I must admit that I've got quite involved!

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Post by Sue » 17 Feb 2014, 21:48

I wish I could. I struggle to read more than a few pages at a time and now I am scan reading to get to the end. It's just not my sort of book, or my style of book. Too much jumping around.
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Re: Book club

Post by Wendyf » 19 Feb 2014, 09:11

Finished! I quite enjoyed it once I got going. I used to enjoy reading fantasy novels 20 or so years ago and it struck me that I would have loved reading it then.

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Re: Book club

Post by David Whipp » 19 Feb 2014, 09:13

Well done Wendy. My breath has been baited for weeks!

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