22nd Oct, 2009

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

potato peelMy friend Kim recommended this book to me ages ago. There were a zillion and one holds on it at the library, but luckily another friend just called the other day and offered to lend me her copy.

This is an amazing book. I know, I’m late to the game, but still…maybe if all you read is YA, then you missed this book (it’s adult fiction). I am a big fan of Nevil Shute and it reminds me of a story that he would tell in a way he would write it. It’s got a bit of femininity to it that his books don’t have (even though he’s a master at writing female characters), so it’s not quite the same as reading one of his books. But if you like his writing, you’re bound to like this one. Highly recommended!

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Loved this book, too. I wondered what the original title was, because the published one seems more aimed at catching book clubs’ attention than reflecting what it’s really about.

My mom recently gave me this book. Haven’t had the time to pick it up yet but I’m so excited about it! Great to hear you were impressed. Perhaps I can slide all my school reading in a few days…

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