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luckiestgirlintheworld · 06/05/2016 09:55

I haven't read mine for ages, but I knew I wanted to send one from this genre. For some reason I'm really drawn to male authors, especially when they write about this sort of thing. I suppose I've always been curious about the male perspective.

This isn't the authors most famous book but I love it. Lovely characters, realistic emotion. I just love that glimpse inside a man's mind!

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artifarti · 02/06/2016 10:42

I've never read anything by this author before, not sure why. I did really enjoy it, although I can't say I always liked the male protagonist! Even after what had happened to him, I still felt he behaved like a bit of a sh*t! The only negative I would have to say is that the ending was very predictable from the second her character made her first appearance! Cute though.

KeithLeMonde · 21/07/2016 12:52

I liked this more than I thought I would. I've never been a great fan of "lad lit" - this one seemed typical of the genre in having a rather pathetic, emotionally childish protagonist. I wonder if it's a genre thing or if men really do see themselves in this way?

However, I'm glad I gave it a go. I thought it was a sweet book, very readable. I did like the stuff about family, which I know is a "thing" for this author and which I found much more realistic and likeable than either of the love stories. The Hong Kong setting was great too.

aristocat · 30/07/2016 15:02

Arrived with me today, can't wait to get started Smile

aristocat · 18/08/2016 15:32

I hadn't read any books from this author before but I did recognise his name from being a journalist. The book was rather good, I liked most of the characters (loved the students, Mom, Nan and Rose ..... Alfie not so much) and the HK setting was marvellous.

The book flowed nicely and the diving board incident with Lena and Dad was hilarious GrinGrinGrin
A nice safe story which was well written.

My favourite line is - Forever, There's one thing wrong with forever. These days it seems to get shorter and shorter. That's the trouble with forever.
Blink and you miss it.

Such a wonderful way with words. Thanks for a nice book. X

InsufficientlyCaffeinated · 01/10/2016 13:38

I'm ambivalent about this one. It does have some nice writing & I like the forever line mentioned by aristo. But I also agree that Alfie is emotionally immature & I just don't like him. You can definitely see the author in him.

It's nice easy reading but a little unsatisfying.

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer · 16/12/2016 20:20

Oooh found it

I had to look at all the threads to see if i could figure out whose book this was Grin

i enjoyed this and it was the first one of this authors books that i have read

Thats a really bad sentence Hmm

I agree with some of the other comments about the lead....he needed a smack with a dead fish throughout most of the book

But i did find some of the chapters very moving, especially some of the relationships. His mother and father for example and between him and his "Best friend" ....very sad

I am glad the book ended as it did, i wouldnt knock myself out to read another one by this author but would take the opportunity if it landed in my lap

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