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Afraid2LoveAgain posted 7/25/2013 23:11 PM

I just can't finish this book. I've made it past the 300 page mark and it is painful.

What was Rowling thinking?

Good news--just got McEwan's Sweet Tooth and it is yummy! I love everything the man writes. He is so varied and deep.

Has anyone read The Cuckoo's Calling? If it is as bad as Casual Vacancy I'll just skip it.

metamorphisis posted 7/26/2013 06:45 AM

Same here with "The Casual Vacancy". I couldn't determine if it was the book, or the fact that I was such a huge Potter fan and just wanted more Potter from her. Probably both if I am honest. I tried to give it a fair shake but I just couldn't get through it.
My sister just bought "The Cuckoos Calling" but she hasn't read it yet I don't think. All she said to me was "I'm really hoping this is better than the last one" .

[This message edited by SI Staff at 6:46 AM, July 26th (Friday)]

Skye posted 7/26/2013 08:08 AM

Keep skipping over "Casual Vacancy" at the library. Not sure why. But now I know why and will continue skipping it.

I just read "Sweet Tooth," too and loved it. Isn't McEwan the best? I found it very different than some of his others, but just as good. I think "Saturday" was my favorite of his.

Afraid2LoveAgain posted 7/26/2013 10:24 AM

Loved Saturday.

My favourites are Solar and Amsterdam.

My college roommate and I have long discussions about his books everytime we talk.

cmego posted 7/26/2013 19:44 PM

I just finished Casual Vacancy!

I agree...it took getting past the 1/2 way mark to really get me interested. But, I will say the book really picked up and I liked it! All the plot lines come together...

knightsbff posted 7/26/2013 22:59 PM

I just finished The Cuckoo's Calling. I liked it. It's set in London and I lived there for a year so I enjoyed the trip down memory lane too.

I haven't read Casual Vacancy so I can't compare.

Sad in AZ posted 7/27/2013 15:15 PM

Casual Vacancy was OK; I did finish it. However, if I had read it first, I might never have picked up the Harry Potter books.

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