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Not what I was hoping for,
This review is from: The Very Thought of You: A Novel (Paperback)
When I picked up The Very Thought of You, I was hoping for something along the lines of Sarah's Key by Tatiana deRosnay or Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford; another great story in the back drop of WWII. I loved about the first 50 pages. Soon enough I find the sexual life of each of the characters. Not one of the main characters has moral standards, which call me naive but I don't think it is representative of the time period. I think this is more of a cheap romance than a novel of substance.
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Initial post: Oct 20, 2011 9:03:40 AM PDT
Lucy Gowan says:
My thoughts exactly! I was hoping for more.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2012 6:44:33 AM PDT
I couldn't agree more. Very well said. I could hardly get through the first two thirds of the book- so slow.
Posted on Jul 18, 2016 9:00:59 AM PDT
Mani Subramani says:
Readers will enjoy this very fascinating story if they let themselves step back and just follow along without being judgmental about the various topics the book raises - class differences, sexual peccadilloes/transgressions etc. Readers who do this will step into the place and time of the setting and be drawn in by the loveliness, fragility and human-ness of the characters and the complex question of what opens one person's heart and what shuts another person's heart against the tentative advances of love in front of them.
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