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Ralph's Party What was I thinking Aaagh I should have read the signs Warning Sign no 1 the price dropped from about two pounds to about one.Warning Sign no 2 the chick lit label on the cover.But instead I decided to trust the facts.Fact In My Defence no 1 the price dropped from about two pounds to about one.Fact In My Defence no 2 good reviews on Goodreads.So I ended up reading the type of book I hate Let s Describe Everything and Everyone in Detail as Directly as to Leave no Doubt What is Meant What was I thinking Aaagh I should have read the signs Warning Sign no 1 the price dropped from about two pounds to about one.Warning Sign no 2 the chick lit label on the cover.But instead I decided to trust the facts.Fact In My Defence no 1 the price dropped from about two pounds to about one.Fact In My Defence no 2 good reviews on Goodreads.So I ended up reading the type of book I hate Let s Describe Everything and Everyone in Detail as Directly as to Leave no Doubt What is Meant The book is packed with straightforward descriptions of characters and scenes that read like script something like She stood up, went up to the cupboard, took a glass of wine, had a sip, put the glass away, looked into the mirror, and sighed disclaimer this is not a quote Forcing the characters to use taboo words doesn t make them any less paper or wooden Setting the events in London doesn t make the book attractive Ridiculing MS products repeatedly doesn t make the narrative witty Clich situation and the predictable turn of events were the last straw to me Compared with this novel, Bridget Jones s Diary is a masterpiece of the highest writing and creative skills I really don t have much to say about this book, which is probably a good thing, because if I did it wouldn t be positive.Jem was insipid, dull and had terrible taste in men.Ralph had boundary issues that bordered on obsessive stalking.Smith started out reasonable, and then turned into not just an asshole but a clingy asshole.Cheri was a flat out bitch.Basically I found it to be a blah book full of horrible characters I m glad it wasn t my first experience with Lisa Jewell, because I ve previou I really don t have much to say about this book, which is probably a good thing, because if I did it wouldn t be positive.Jem was insipid, dull and had terrible taste in men.Ralph had boundary issues that bordered on obsessive stalking.Smith started out reasonable, and then turned into not just an asshole but a clingy asshole.Cheri was a flat out bitch.Basically I found it to be a blah book full of horrible characters I m glad it wasn t my first experience with Lisa Jewell, because I ve previously enjoyed a few of her books Thirty Nothing and One Hit Wonder , and if this had been the first book of hers that I d picked up, I certainly wouldn t have read any others Ralph s Party left a really nasty taste in my mouth, and I won t read it again, though I may try other books by the author Lisa Jewell is a really good writer and I was surprised when I realised I hadn t read her first book, the cover is simple but perfect for the story behind it Jem is the centre of attention in this book and I love that as she s such a lovely character she s someone you want as a friend as she s a good listener and counts everyone she has in her life as important Ralph is a shy person to begin with but as the book went on he grew as a person and it was good to see his shy side firstly and then f Lisa Jewell is a really good writer and I was surprised when I realised I hadn t read her first book, the cover is simple but perfect for the story behind it Jem is the centre of attention in this book and I love that as she s such a lovely character she s someone you want as a friend as she s a good listener and counts everyone she has in her life as important Ralph is a shy person to begin with but as the book went on he grew as a person and it was good to see his shy side firstly and then for him to come out of his shell put a smile on my face.Smith is a different person altogether, In my opinion he loves being the centre of attention and goes in sulks and moods if things don t go his way I wasn t keen on at the beginning and still wasn t at the end Siobhan and Karl and Cheri are a different story entirely and this story makes you questions your morals and to be honest I wasn t keen on Cheri or Karl but did feel sorry for Siobhan, there was other characters in the book but not very often The last part of the story was a bit slow for my liking but otherwise a great story I was amazed, I really enjoyed this book I am not a lover of chicklit at all but becuase of illness that means my attention span is small, memory terrible and anything that requires the least effort or thinking on my part, is just pointless for me to read becuase I completely lose track of,I am having to find effortless books to read as it is pointless to read my usual choice of a book that is either demanding or requires some thinking on my part, I picked up a load of books at a charity shop I was amazed, I really enjoyed this book I am not a lover of chicklit at all but becuase of illness that means my attention span is small, memory terrible and anything that requires the least effort or thinking on my part, is just pointless for me to read becuase I completely lose track of,I am having to find effortless books to read as it is pointless to read my usual choice of a book that is either demanding or requires some thinking on my part, I picked up a load of books at a charity shop that were of the fluffy type, this one included.Anyway, I really enjoyed it, read the book in two days, didn t find it an effort or demanding in any way, and I found the ending satisfying So, I am giving it 5 stars whether I would do this if I wasn t affected by this illness, is another thing entirely, maybe not, but as I am right now, this was perfect, loved it nad am looking forby Lisa Jewell I made a bad mistake in buying prompted byand staring to read this book.I d finished the first part of Parade s End, a wonderful but sometimes demanding read, and I thought that I d quickly read this contemporary novel set in South London, where I live But I ve given up after reading 10% It s shallow and uninteresting, driveling on about the lives of a tedious and predictable set of 30 year olds I need perhaps to return to my maxim of not reading a book that is less than 30 years ol I made a bad mistake in buying prompted byand staring to read this book.I d finished the first part of Parade s End, a wonderful but sometimes demanding read, and I thought that I d quickly read this contemporary novel set in South London, where I live But I ve given up after reading 10% It s shallow and uninteresting, driveling on about the lives of a tedious and predictable set of 30 year olds I need perhaps to return to my maxim of not reading a book that is less than 30 years old This was Lisa Jewell s debut novel and, thankfully, not my first introduction to the enormously talented Jewell Her other books that I ve read so far are intricate, well paced, and absorbing, with well developed characters And then there s this book profanity laced, full of way too many coincidences and cringe worthy moments, not possessed of a single sympathetic or likable character but overflowing with choppy, unbelievable dialog and plot lines.The only thing that s keeping me from giving This was Lisa Jewell s debut novel and, thankfully, not my first introduction to the enormously talented Jewell Her other books that I ve read so far are intricate, well paced, and absorbing, with well developed characters And then there s this book profanity laced, full of way too many coincidences and cringe worthy moments, not possessed of a single sympathetic or likable character but overflowing with choppy, unbelievable dialog and plot lines.The only thing that s keeping me from giving this book one star is that fact that it s a debut novel and the fact that Lisa Jewell s writing and character development become so much better If you want to read Lisa Jewell, reader beware do not start with this one Two stars OMG OMG these characters are REVOLTING PEOPLE the lot of them I d like to have them all written into a serial killer book and have them all done away with by chapter 2 There isn t one I d save not even the simpering twit Jen. Meet the residents ofAlmanac Road in a romantic, engrossing novel that takes you up the garden path, through the front door and into the most intimate parts of other people s livesRalph and Smith are best friends Until they fall for Jemima, their new flatmate Jem knows one of them s the man for her but which one Karl and Siobhan live in the flat above Happily unmarried for fifteen years, it looks as if nothing can spoil their domestic idyllExcept maybe Cheri, the femme fatale in the top flat She s got her eye on Karl and she isn t about to let his fat girlfriend stand in the waySooner or later it s all got to come to a head and what better place for tears and laughter, break ups and make ups than Ralph s party LOVE THIS BOOK It s funny, it s such an easy read and so quirky Loved the characters, I found them delightful and so true to real life refreshing. This was okay, but it seemed to take a hell of a long time to get through I liked Ralph, Smith was a complete arse, and Jem was nice I was wondering for 80% of the book when the party was going to happen though as it happened so late


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