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Has anyone read "The Crimson Petal and the White?"

Has anyone read "The Crimson Petal and the White?"

Old Aug 31st, 2003, 10:32 AM
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Has anyone read "The Crimson Petal and the White?"

Okay, I know it isn't much of a European travel question but it does take place in London, right? Anyway, I 'd really like to hear your comments about the book and whether or not you'd recommend it. I keep seeing it in the bookstores and I know some reviews have been very positive, but I trust the word-of-mouth opinion more. Please let me know what you thought. Thanks!
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Old Aug 31st, 2003, 11:43 AM
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This is falling fast. Guess it wasn't among the bestsellers of the Fodorites. Anyone have any comments about this book?
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Old Aug 31st, 2003, 11:52 AM
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It's on my list to read but haven't gotten to it yet. Reviews were excellent.
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Old Aug 31st, 2003, 01:40 PM
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A fantastic book! Read it.
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Old Aug 31st, 2003, 01:41 PM
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PS: Why would you trust comments from people (like me) whom you know little or nothing about, rather than experienced reviewers?
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Old Aug 31st, 2003, 07:20 PM
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Well, Howard I guess I know you as well as I know a reviewer. I guess I was just looking for a review from "your Average Joe". And I guess people on this forum would be interested in a novel with a strong sense of "place" which is why I asked. I've read many books that were praised by "experienced reviewers" that I thought were really not all that great. Just thought I'd ask...
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Old Aug 31st, 2003, 07:26 PM
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If you prefer reviews from readers, why don't you go to a bookstore web site where anyone can write a review and they have many for current books, such as amazon.com etc?
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Old Aug 31st, 2003, 08:18 PM
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I don't understand why people on the forum answer a post with a criticism or question why or what was posted. Either answer the question or don't respond at all.

As to the book, it was excellent! I actually cried as I finished the last page, knowing it was over.
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Old Aug 31st, 2003, 11:58 PM
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I haven't heard about this book yet, what is it about?
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Old Sep 1st, 2003, 02:42 AM
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Better read: The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman
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Old Sep 1st, 2003, 02:47 AM
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I thought it was excellent. Perhaps it's not suitable for Great Aunt Nellie though ;-)
 
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Good response, teacherlady! My wife (a retired teacher) thought it was one of the best books she has read in a long time! Read the book!
To Jenv: I hope you don't think my second response was a criticism. After giving a "valid" answer, I was curious!
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Old Sep 1st, 2003, 05:56 AM
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It is on my list, due to the rave reviews of friends of mine.
I seem to remember there might be a movie to be made?
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Old Sep 1st, 2003, 08:01 AM
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I am about 300 pages into this book and I can't bring myself to pick it up again. Unfortunately, it bored me to tears and my theory about reading for pleasure is that life is too short to force yourself to finish a book that doesn't keep your interest!
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Old Sep 1st, 2003, 08:21 AM
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I did! I did read all the comments on the bookstore sites like Amazon and Barnes and Noble. They were mixed. I only posed the question to this forum because of its European locale and because there seem to be a lot of readers here. Anyway, thanks for the comments here, which interestingly are MIXED!!
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I'll put in another thumbs up for The Dress Lodger.
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