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Curtis Sittenfeld

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sieglinde Tue 23-Nov-10 17:16:53

Anyone but me a fan - well, kinda? I loved Prep and liked American Wife. Though the idea of sex with George W. Bush was seriously horrible. But the main character is a wonderful and very sad creation.

LoveMyBoots Tue 23-Nov-10 17:46:26

I've read American Wife, and and now reading The Man of My Dreams, which I'm really enjoying.

Looking forward to reading Prep.

BelligerentGhoul Tue 23-Nov-10 18:29:40

I thought American Wife was really, really boring. I struggled to the end but wished I hadn't bothered tbh. Not read any others and almost certainly won't.

Bue Tue 23-Nov-10 19:29:33

I loved American Wife. There was another thread about it recently. Still trying to get around to Prep but I've heard good things!

BelligerentGhoul Tue 23-Nov-10 20:07:40

The other thread was mine, Bue! I was so disappointed in it and had hoped for better because lots of people on here liked it, it seems.

sieglinde Wed 24-Nov-10 17:08:52

Interesting, Ghoul! Did you not like Alice, then? And yay to the rest of you. I think I like novels with this kind of cool,reflective main character.

HollyGoHeavily Wed 24-Nov-10 17:10:34

I loved American Wife - i've strong-armed my book group into reading it this month I am off now to check out Prep.

BelligerentGhoul Wed 24-Nov-10 20:34:48

Nope - I thought Alice was a v boring prig tbh. In fact, the more I think about it the more I wonder why I forced myself through it. I normally give a book up if I'm still not liking it after thirty a hundred pages.

Jajas Wed 24-Nov-10 20:36:24

I enjoyed Prep a lot more than American Wife - in fact I'm struggling to remember much of AW and I only finished it in the summer.

MrsColumbo Wed 24-Nov-10 20:44:49

She is a great writer, and I enjoyed AW more than Prep - but I read that not long after finishing The Secret History, which is in a whole other league.
I didn't know she had another book out - is 'The Man of My Dreams' any good, LoveMyBoots?

LoveMyBoots Thu 25-Nov-10 21:58:27

The Man of My Dreams is good, much shorter than American Wife. The main character is another interesting one. I'm not finding so much time to read at the moment, but will speed it up a bit, as I want to see how it ends!

sieglinde Fri 26-Nov-10 07:58:53

Ghoul, maybe it's a compliment to Sittenfeld that you pressed on!!!

BelligerentGhoul Fri 26-Nov-10 17:01:31

Oh no - it was due to the fact that I had naff all else to read! wink

TheSmallClanger Fri 26-Nov-10 21:41:01

I liked Prep a lot. Is the characterisation as good in her other books?
Although a lot of the kids in Prep are total cliches, they seemed so alive to me.

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