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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

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GetHappy Tue 02-Jun-15 19:42:40

I am really twmpted to give up on this, which is really unlike me to give up, is it worth me persevering?

IHaveBrilloHair Tue 02-Jun-15 19:43:15

No

Halifordian Tue 02-Jun-15 19:44:31

I hated it too.

Stradbroke Tue 02-Jun-15 19:45:29

I loved it.

AgentProvocateur Tue 02-Jun-15 19:45:55

Me too. Although I did finish it.

Acroyoga Tue 02-Jun-15 19:49:50

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WipsGlitter Tue 02-Jun-15 19:50:28

I liked it. How far are you?

Mrsmorton Tue 02-Jun-15 19:51:26

Hated it.

ConcreteElephant Tue 02-Jun-15 19:51:28

Urgh. No. Really didn't enjoy this.

HopefulHamster Tue 02-Jun-15 19:55:55

It gets better by the end, or at least I was able to get something out of the experience, but was it worth it? Not sure.

southeastdweller Tue 02-Jun-15 19:57:47

No. One of the most overrated books of the past few years. I regret paying for it.

LondonHuffyPuffy Tue 02-Jun-15 20:04:38

I hated it too. Will never get those hours of my life back.

StandoutMop Tue 02-Jun-15 20:04:46

I was given this as a present and read it in an afternoon. Not sure if I enjoyed it or not, but I found it easy to read and get through. Think probably the set-up created more hype than the book deserved.

almondfinger Tue 02-Jun-15 20:17:38

Read this for book club. What a pile of rubbish. I couldn't wait to finish it. Others in the club absolutely loved it. It's one for the charity bag.

almondfinger Tue 02-Jun-15 20:18:18

P.S. it was so memorable I had to look it up on Amazon to see what it was about!

ChrisQuean Tue 02-Jun-15 20:19:09

What HopefulHamster said. I finished it and thought it was poetically written but didn't wow me.

YouMeddlingKids Tue 02-Jun-15 20:19:26

I enjoyed it, but I don't think it gets any better as it goes on, so if you don't like it I wouldn't bother. Life is too short!

Costacoffeeplease Tue 02-Jun-15 20:19:46

Loathed this with a passion, and gave up, don't regret it, cut your losses and move on!

DefinitelyMaybeBaby Tue 02-Jun-15 20:22:49

I loved it, then gave it to DH and he hated it! it definitely seems to be a real crowd-splitter.

Judydreamsofhorses Tue 02-Jun-15 20:24:49

I gave up midway through. Life is too short for books you don't love.

ataposaurus Tue 02-Jun-15 20:26:13

I found this easy to read and promising at the outset, but the main character was intensely irritating and self obsessed so I gave up on it - agree it was way too hyped!

Pumble Tue 02-Jun-15 20:26:15

It took me a while to get into it but once I did I really enjoyed it.

EllenJanethickerknickers Tue 02-Jun-15 20:26:57

I got through it because it was my book club book. Not worth it, otherwise but led to some interesting discussions at book club, (after copious wine. wink )

TobleroneBoo Tue 02-Jun-15 20:27:34

I didn't like it at all

TheDeafeningClatterofDuplo Tue 02-Jun-15 20:39:43

Didn't think the writing was much good but not a bad story. If you're not into it, I'm not sure I would bother... I just found it a quick and easy read.

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