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I have just finished The Vintner's Luck and I need to speak to someone else who loved it...anyone?

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sleepycat Tue 16-Jun-09 22:41:36

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Heathcliffscathy Tue 16-Jun-09 22:43:45



Heathcliffscathy Tue 16-Jun-09 22:44:05

in face i need to re-read it as i haven't read it for years.

sleepycat Tue 16-Jun-09 22:46:30

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CountessDracula Tue 16-Jun-09 22:48:33

i loved it too
sophable bought it for me smile

CountessDracula Tue 16-Jun-09 22:48:49

(or was it for dh?)

Heathcliffscathy Tue 16-Jun-09 22:49:39

i think that it is quite hard work at the beginning and then it kicks in and it is just stupendous.

it is a fantastic fantastic book, she writes beautifully.

i particularly loved the description of lucifer and the relationship with the woman (can't remember her name) that had the horrendous 'operation' if you can call it that.

sleepycat Tue 16-Jun-09 22:51:55

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sleepycat Tue 16-Jun-09 22:53:15

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Heathcliffscathy Tue 16-Jun-09 22:54:48

yes. billie's kiss is great. but not a patch on VL imo (although it is impossible to beat!).

there is a sequel (gulp) to VL out later this year if you look on amazon. i'm a bit worried about that.

have you read fugitive pieces by anne michaels? it is back in print cause i think they've just made a film of it.

it comes a close second for favourite book.

sleepycat Tue 16-Jun-09 22:57:10

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Heathcliffscathy Tue 16-Jun-09 22:59:36

i adore rose tremain. my favourite is 'the colour' and i love music and silence.

i was left a bit cold by eucalyptus. dh loved it but i just couldn't feel enough whilst reading it.

other favourites are a l kennedy 'so I am glad'

and siri hustdvet (sp) what is great).

actually so i am glad is a fantastic fantastic book. dark, but has a metaphysical aspect that you might enjoy after vintner's luck.

Heathcliffscathy Tue 16-Jun-09 23:00:54

god that should read siri hustdvet what i have loved (i think that is the title. her new one is the sorrows of an american i think. i'm going to google and find a link for you, she writes absolutely beautifully.)

Heathcliffscathy Tue 16-Jun-09 23:01:51

there you go, the first two on the list, what i loved is stupendous

Heathcliffscathy Tue 16-Jun-09 23:02:48

[[ 21&sr=8-8 and here is the a l kennedy]

Heathcliffscathy Tue 16-Jun-09 23:03:08

arse here it is

sleepycat Tue 16-Jun-09 23:14:49

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flyingcloud Wed 01-Jul-09 13:13:22

Sorry to be a spoilsport - I have just bought this after reading through various threads on MN. I haven't got very far but I am finding it utter tosh. Am I being too harsh? There has no been no character or plot development so far (in about 20 pages) and the main character (forgotten his name) is not remotely interesting, one-dimensional and hard to like. The angel is just plain stupid (so far).

Everyone says it gets better - does the writing, plot and character development get better? Should I keep going?

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