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The Pact by Jodi Piccoult .............................What a pile of steaming shoite...........

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MrsGordonRamsay Thu 15-Feb-07 21:51:01

I was forced to read this for the first ever meeting of the book club I have joined.

MrsGordonRamsay Thu 15-Feb-07 21:52:32

Dear God............it was dreadful rubbish.





Oh and yes I am ranting.....

Sheraz Thu 15-Feb-07 21:52:51

Isn't it just. Took it on holiday last year, only read it cos had nothing else. Codswallop.

MrsGordonRamsay Thu 15-Feb-07 21:53:43

I refused to take it out of the house.

donnie Thu 15-Feb-07 21:54:25

would you care to elaborate mrs gr? I ask because I keep seeing that person's books everywhere and have wondered what the fuss is all about....have I done right in not purchasing any of her ( his?) books?

MrsGordonRamsay Thu 15-Feb-07 21:54:56

I read my Sisters Keeper about 100 years ago.

MrsGordonRamsay Thu 15-Feb-07 21:56:32

As a stand alone book it was not too bad.

It had a clever lawyer and a smartass lawyers research assistant.


I then bought The Pact and guess what...........


It had a clever lawyer and a smartass lawyers research assistant.

MrsGordonRamsay Thu 15-Feb-07 21:57:11

So I dumped The Pact as formulaic clap trap.

MrsGordonRamsay Thu 15-Feb-07 21:57:27

God I am enjoying this rant.

MrsGordonRamsay Thu 15-Feb-07 21:59:16

However, I have joined a book club with some of the Mums from school.


The Mum who started it reads such good books normally and then and then she picks this............

MrsGordonRamsay Thu 15-Feb-07 22:00:44

OK rant over.


It is right up there with reading the seedier tabloids. You read it but it must surely be polluting your brain.

mummytosteven Thu 15-Feb-07 22:04:45

The end was dire, didn't think the rest of it was that bad, in an over-intense sort of way.

MrsGordonRamsay Fri 16-Feb-07 10:20:47

And I still feel the same way about it, this morning.

FluffyMummy123 Fri 16-Feb-07 10:21:50

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FioFio Fri 16-Feb-07 10:22:15

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Whoooosh Fri 16-Feb-07 10:22:52

Blardy awful-I kept waiting for the twist or something vaguely interesting and guess what?

It was total crap.

FluffyMummy123 Fri 16-Feb-07 10:23:26

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themildmanneredjanitor Fri 16-Feb-07 10:23:44

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MrsGordonRamsay Fri 16-Feb-07 10:35:31

Yes it was the suicide one.

And as for vanishing acts, she must have started the nucleus for that book in this one.

The Hartes were a family of four, the daughter Kate did a Tracy Barlow in chapter 5, and did not reappear for the whole book.

marymillington Fri 16-Feb-07 10:37:20

I read My Sister's Keeper a while back.

I thought it was tripe.

NurseyJo Fri 16-Feb-07 10:41:03

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MrsGordonRamsay Fri 16-Feb-07 10:42:12

Bring it back NJ, otherwise it will be several hours of your life you will never get back.

Flumpybumpy Fri 16-Feb-07 10:48:00

My Sisters Keeper was okay, The Pact is crap but Plain Truth is actually good.

Won't be reading anymore of her books though, they all follow the same story idea, so once you have read one you've read them all!!

FB x

themildmanneredjanitor Fri 16-Feb-07 10:57:07

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kslatts Fri 16-Feb-07 11:14:28

I like her books and am currently reading Keeping Faith, I agree that The Pact wasn't great but I've enjoyed all her others that I have read.

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