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Of Mice and Maltesers Two - StickyLittleFingers' Book

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stickylittlefingers Thu 19-Aug-10 17:57:34

Hi - I read this book last year and really enjoyed it. My Mum enjoyed it too. No better reason than that for putting it in!

Hope you enjoy it too

artifarti Mon 18-Oct-10 19:38:32

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aristocat Sat 13-Nov-10 20:29:38

SLF here are my thoughts on your book

it was OK, i didn't love it but neither did i dislike it smile. the story was interesting enough but i did feel that it was a bit 'slow'.

i loved the fact that it was the women of the island who had the power
and the way that the alliances that developed between the islanders and the occupiers was very good - who knows what we would do in such situations? confused

on the whole a very interesting book, thank you.

artifarti Wed 01-Dec-10 20:05:10

I feel similar to aristocat about neither loving nor hating it! I found it very slow to start (although, to be fair, that might have been me with my mind elsewhere) But once it picked up pace a bitI enjoyed it.

I like the fact that the characterization was not as simple as Islander=good and German=bad. And yes, we all like to think that we would despise the enemy but if we lived and worked with them for years on end, it would probably be a bit different. Interesting though that none of the women were having 'love' affairs with the Germans; they were all just forming alliances with them in the hope of bettering themselves or escaping.

I was a bit unconvinced by some of the ending. Tommy's character hadn't been built up enough during the book for me to accept that he would murder someone in cold blood for some custard. And I also wasn't convinced that Ned would suddenly decide Veronica was the girl for him when he had never been that into her before she started shagging Germans!

But an intersting read (I never realised there were concentration camps on Alderney blush)

Thanks slf!

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