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Stick with Kinsella. Skip Wickham.,
This review is from: The Gatecrasher (Hardcover)This book, like Wickham's other books, is so disappointing. I continue to buy them thinking that I'll eventually get a bit of her "Kinsella" persona in the writing. But, no. It's as though she ruthlessly buries any hint of the fun, hilarious, endearing characters she concocts as Kinsella in order to try out darker, more serious heroines. They just don't work. I read a lot of British chick lit, and there are loads of better books and authors out there who can write "edgy" (as the book jacket says) characters whom the reader will actually want to read about. I just didn't enjoy Fleur. There was nothing redeeming about her. It's difficult to stick with a story when you don't like the individual who's eyes you must see through in the book. As other reviewers have stated, the story itself drags on and on for pages with nothing interesting happening. My hope is that Wickham only tries out this kind of writing every few years because I love the way she writes as Kinsella. Here's hoping she puts out more and more "Kinsella" books and less "Wickham" books in the future.
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Initial post: Feb 28, 2010 10:52:22 PM PST
Book lover -Philadelphia says:
I agree with Kathy K 100%. I've enjoyed several other books by this author but I just can't drag myself through this one, in large part because the "heroine" is so unlikable and because nothing happens for a very long stretch.
Not witty, not witty, not insightful - in short, not worth reading.
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