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The thing that really left me unimpressed about BC is that the main character has such a personality turnaround, the likes of which I’ve never byy in real life.
This is a wonderfully snarky book, rich with sarcasm and very dry wit. I’m a raddled old divorcee consumed with bitterness and regret. A lot of reviewers said the main character is unlikable at the beginning, but I never felt that way about her. I just wish it would have had a bit more of a rush to it, something to make it a little more exciting or intense. But it was good up to that point, and it has a good ending.
Will she jump through his hoops or will she find her own way. Lists with This Book. This reminded me of how people described the sit-com, Seinfeld: Although Hannah, the protagonist, is far from likable, she is undeniably hilarious, as are her romantic foibles and unlike the former novel, the supporting cast is pitched perfectly. Being Committed Author s: Apparently I read this book, because I have it written down in a list of books which I read in All this reading makes me never want to go back.
Ten years anba a very long time. The back cover claimed that this was Anna Maxted’s best novel up to now but when can you ever believe a book cover? Committe of it were really smart, really funny. I find it so very hard to put her books down.
I just could not continue fooling myself that this book would live up to that standard.
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That is not to say I did not enjoy it. The main character was a cliched ‘zany yet well-meaning’ girl who has trouble with her relationships. They are such veing British men! I thought this was a nice change of pace from Behaving Like Adults since the chapters were short and sweet. Nov 23, Merredith rated it it was ok Shelves: Despite reading through half the reviews, I still can’t recall anything about this book.
Still, it’s no Running with Heels. Initially, I enjoyed the idea of her having to reach out to Jack and make amends. When he proposes and she rejects his proposal within a few weeks he is proposed to someone else.
But, stripped of its cute, coltish associations, I fear the true translation of ‘difficult’ is ‘bad-tempered. At the start of the novel, Jason, Hannah’s adorable boyfriend of five years—he’s “enthusiastic, without cynicism, like a new puppy,” the polar opposite of Hannah—pops the question and Hannah turns him down, only to realize that she wants him after all.
The writing style is what gripped me and kept me going, but scratching my head at the content at the same time. A hopeless unromantic gets a crash course in love in the fourth hilarious novel from bestselling author Anna Maxted After her disaster of a marriage ends when she is justtwenty, Hannah is convinced you have to be out of yourmind or desperate to tie the knot. A show about nothing. While I enjoy her writing and the acerbic humor, the drama of these women to overcome such incredible baggage can be I enjoy Anna Maxted but the more I read by her the more I notice a sameness to her protagonists.
May 10, Laura rated it did not like it Shelves: Aug 03, Elle rated it really liked it.
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Born inshe is married to fellow author and journalist Philip Fommitted and they have three young sons. While it certainly is not great literature and doesn’t even have much of a plot, it’s funny and pleasurable to read. It’s heavy and worth it for the story, if you can make it through the rest of the text. Jun 28, Joanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 18, Charlotte rated it really liked it. Hannah has to go through a lot maxtsd relationships to get back to her one true love. An Equal Music Vikram Seth.
There had to be some symbolism as to her occupation she is a detective and paid to uncover dirty and truth about strangers.
They are all incredibly damaged people. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Girl gets jealous and wants New J back, but has a fling with Old J in the meantime. It isn’t a quick read. She thinks distance is normal. Want to Read saving….
Anna Maxted is a bestselling author based in North London, England. Anna Maxted’s characters say and do the most outrageous things, usually without any comnitted of filter, sort of like a room full of 4-year-olds.
Amna, I couldn’t figure out why I kept reading – it just didn’t seem to go anywhere until more than halfway through.