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View Poll Results: Which book shall we read for February's discussion?
Portrait of Jennie by Robert Nathan 13 20.63%
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 14 22.22%
Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy 5 7.94%
The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick 8 12.70%
Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold 10 15.87%
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 14 22.22%
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 10 15.87%
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute 24 38.10%
Love Story by Erich Segal 11 17.46%
Stardust by Neil Gaiman 22 34.92%
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:45 PM   #196
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I started A Town Like Alice yesterday and I'm with those who really like the book. It is much better than I had expected after reading some earlier comments. Without the book club, I doubt I ever would have read it and that would have been a loss.

Keep reading, Jon. There is romance ahead.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:49 PM   #197
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... I'm with those who really like the book. It is much better than I had expected after reading some earlier comments. Without the book club, I doubt I ever would have read it and that would have been a loss.

Keep reading, Jon. There is romance ahead.
all of the above!

The romance is not blatant, but present; specifically in "act 3".
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:47 PM   #198
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This is absolutely a romance. Just keep going.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:08 PM   #199
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I started Alice last night and finished it this morning. Very interesting story.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:45 PM   #200
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Yes, I do plan to keep going as I am (so far) liking the story even though I've yet to find any trace of romance.
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I'm a bit over half-way in A Town Like Alice, and I now realize it's that film I was so fond of back in the 70s (yeah, the film is older, but I didn't see it until in the 70s), that I was so happy when it came a mini series back in the 80s. The reason it didn't click until now is that the title is something completely different in Swedish (Five Black Chicken).
I am so thrilled to revisit this story again, this time in book form!
And it is definitely in the right category! Even though there is a lot more in it, the romance is the foundation of the book!
Loved the old movie - loved the Tv series - love the book (so far)!
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I'm a bit over half-way in A Town Like Alice, and I now realize it's that film I was so fond of back in the 70s (yeah, the film is older, but I didn't see it until in the 70s), that I was so happy when it came a mini series back in the 80s. The reason it didn't click until now is that the title is something completely different in Swedish (Five Black Chicken).
I am so thrilled to revisit this story again, this time in book form!
And it is definitely in the right category! Even though there is a lot more in it, the romance is the foundation of the book!
Loved the old movie - loved the Tv series - love the book (so far)!
I really liked that BBC mini series. I am glad that I read the book, as there were many aspects in the book that did not make it into the production for television. Unfortunately most of those were things that I disliked. Looking forward to the discussion.
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