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The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Sat December 11th, 2010, 6:59 pm

"Michy" wrote:However, I felt that towards the end, the book fell apart somewhat. That is, some of the scenes were ludicrous and made the characters seem not just quirky (as they had all along) but downright ridiculous. I wish some of those parts had been written in a different way, and some left out entirely. But I haven't run across anyone else who felt that way, so I'm obviously in a minority...


I also noticed how different the two sections were, and had my quibbles at the end, but all in all enjoyed it. This book had two authors; the original writer died when the book was almost completed. Her neice completed it and had it published. I don't know who wrote what parts, or what parts the neice changed, but I suspect that does explain the differences

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rockygirl
Avid Reader
Location: Upstate New York

Postby rockygirl » Sun December 12th, 2010, 4:32 am

"Ash" wrote:I also noticed how different the two sections were, and had my quibbles at the end, but all in all enjoyed it. This book had two authors; the original writer died when the book was almost completed. Her neice completed it and had it published. I don't know who wrote what parts, or what parts the neice changed, but I suspect that does explain the differences


I didn't realize this fact. It does explain the very tidied up plots at the end.

I loved the rest of the book.

tsjmom
Reader

Postby tsjmom » Sun December 12th, 2010, 7:09 pm

I loved this book. It's very heartwarming, the characters are quirky, and the writing style is unique.

SCW
Avid Reader
Preferred HF: Lately World Two or the time immediately before and after this period
Location: Australia

Postby SCW » Mon December 13th, 2010, 8:05 am

I just lent this to a friends whose relatives lived on Jersey during the occupation, apparently there was no electricity or gas on the island after D-Day. And they had to share their house with German Officers!


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