So this is kind of cheating, because I started this book in 2010, but its kind of like when you had the chin-up tests in elementary school gym class and you would jump a little bit to give yourself momentum so you could at least do one. I am just giving myself some momentum.
I read this book on recommendation from McKim. I enjoyed it. It is a quite perfect lazy reading book. It is probably meant for beach reading, but it was also nice for the airport and early winter mornings with tea and a blanket and some leftover pie for breakfast.
By far the most enjoyable part of the book was that it was written in British dialect. It was like reading a language that you are almost fluent in, but do not quite grasp the idioms. There were words or phrases that gave me pause - but overall, I loved being able to read the book in my head with a British accent and use phrases like "rolltop jumper" and "half five."
Without giving too much away - I felt that the end of the book was kind of a cop-out on the writer's part. As if he did not quite know where to take the story and so took the very, very easy (for a writer) way out. It makes you realize why When Harry Met Sally ends where it does.
Apparently they are making a movie of this book. While for a moment I thought I would go see it in a theater, the fact that Anne Hathaway is in it, makes me think I'll probably wait until I can get it at the Red Box. There is nothing wrong with Anne Hathaway - I am sure she is lovely girl, but she is 1-NOT BRITISH.
McKim and I already recast the movie with Emily Blunt and Ed Westwick. Sadly, I just read that they have already wrapped on filming and so my wishes will probably not come true.
On to book 2.