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Quiche book club - TL by KM(7 Posts)
OOOOOOh - I am first here!
Well - I didn't realise until I had posted this book on that it is one of the best selling novels of last year after the Da Vinci Code.
So I suspect everyone will already have read it!!
I did enjoy this book, particularly the historical parts and the mystery aspect of it, although the ending was a bit weak (if I remember it rightly as it was a while ago since I read it).
I would never have picked this book myself and when I first got it I wasn't sure.. But I LOVE IT!
Although I am worrying about getting it all read in the next 6 days!!
I am only a little bit through it. I'll have to purchase it myself.
Really good. I am really enjoying the older bits of the story and think I'll remember that next time I am looking for a book. Well done growlygus!
I have just finished reading this book. I bought a copy so I could send on in time.
I thought the ending was ok actually - it kept me interested till the very end and I sometimes start skimming the end of books to finish them!
I though that the author could have expanded the story about the family that wanted the books a little, ie, why the grandfather wanted them so badly and then passed this on to marie-claude.
I didn't feel the same about the present day charecters as I did the historical ones.I felt the historical bits really drew me in and I really started to care about the charecters and what was happening. I thought the author was very good at creating the picture of the older days and I really liked the way she included french as well in the dialogue.
Very well written and very enjoyable inmo.
I started this book some time ago and couldn't get into it, so when the Quiche book club copy arrived I felt a bit . However, I thought that I'd give it another go - and I'm really enjoying it ! I enjoy the historical bits most, but it is all holding together well so far.
Read this for RL book club not so long ago and didn't really enjoy it, read agian and was better, but I think I have overdosed on Grail books to be honest and wasn't much captured by it. I also found that her style of writing was not good for someone who has so much to do with literature.
Sorry couldn't really get into this but reading other posts perhaps I need to read it a second time.
this is a book I actually got bought whilst I was in hospital waiting for DD to turn round the right way to get born!! [hmm didn't work!] she is now 2 1/2 yrs old and I have tried to completely read thru' this at least 3 times..and failed
Has been passed round some friends and they have had a mixed reaction to it, the latest having loved it staying up til the small hours reading..
However a couple of weeks ago I tried again and I admit defeat!! I just can't get into it, think its the style that just doesn't suit me, too much to-ing and fro-ing I am easily confused...