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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Community Reviews back

by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 7 months ago
I don't really remember liking this book when I first read it (I didn't dislike it either though). I do remember distinctly thinking Dawsey was a 70-year-old man. Spoilers (but not really), he's not and this time around I caught all the references to how he's not 70 years old. But his character real...
teaandbooks rated it 1 year ago
I remember seeing this book around and on display at the bookstore when it first came out. Someone recommended it to me back then but it didn't sound like something I would enjoy. Recently I saw a few people talk about this book so I thought it would be a good pick up. Presumably this book is abou...
Audio Book Junkie
Audio Book Junkie rated it 2 years ago
About forty-five minutes in to this eight hour novel, I was on the verge of giving up. I liked the writing and the pace but I couldn't engage with the apparently privileged middle-class characters sharing light-weight banter about publishing and book tours, immediately after the end of World War Two...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 3 years ago
This novel created incredibly mixed feelings in me, beginning with the ridiculous, lengthy title that gives no hint as to what the book is actually about. I mean, it makes perfect sense once you've read it, but when this was brought up in book club, I thought, what the hell is that?! This book and...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it 3 years ago
I started reading this book because it was on all the lists of books that you have to read before you die. I don't always agree with these lists and I've given up on loads of book on them, and when I realised this book is epistolary, I thought it would go the same way. I didn't want to just give up ...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it 3 years ago
5/6 - A lovely little book written in the epistolary style. I haven't read an epistolary style novel in ages, probably not since the last time I read Bridget Jones' Diary, and it was a bit of a surprise. The plot wasn't exactly what I was expecting either, I had the impression that it was about how ...
Adriana Reads
Adriana Reads rated it 3 years ago
This wasn't bad. It's just that the book is written as a series of letters, for the most part to and from the central character, Juliet, with the occasional letter to her friend Sydney from another secondary character, and I don't particularly care for this style of writing. It really has to be a ...
The Reader Who Lives a Thousand Lives
This book is written as a series of letters from a female author to those she is close with and new friends. The book is set just after WWII and it is all about this author who receives a letter from a man on the island of Guernsey. He talks about how they started a literary society during the war a...
Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it 3 years ago
“The history of a city was like the history of a family—there is closeness and even affection, but death eventually separates everyone from each other."--John Irving, The World According to Garp The Truth According to Us finds Layla Beck, a disowned socialite, working on relief for the WPA to writ...
The English Student
The English Student rated it 3 years ago
I just inhaled most of this book after handing in my dissertation this morning. The story of an unconventional Literary Society formed during the German occupation of Guernsey during the Second World War and a London writer's new friendship with its members and told entirely in letters, it is a joyf...
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