|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%|
|Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll|
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|02-09-2013, 11:45 AM||#196|
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Seattle, USA
Device: Kindle PW, K-Touch, Nook GL, K-Fire, Kobo Aura
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.
|02-09-2013, 11:49 AM||#197|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Florida, USA
Device: Kindle Paperwhite (2nd Gen)
The romance is not blatant, but present; specifically in "act 3".
|02-09-2013, 03:08 PM||#199|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Land of the Loonie
Device: Kindle Paperwhite and Keyboard, Kobo Aura, iPad mini, iPod Touch
I started Alice last night and finished it this morning. Very interesting story.
|02-09-2013, 04:45 PM||#200|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
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.
|02-10-2013, 08:45 AM||#201|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: Sony PRS-350, Assorted Nooks
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)!
|02-16-2013, 01:48 PM||#202|
Hard-Boiled Wonderland .
Join Date: Mar 2009
Device: Kindle PW, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"
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