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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:15 PM

"How to Cook a Tart" by Nina Kilham The whole book could win a Bulwer-Lytton prize

Really some of the most purple prose I've encountered in 40 years.

And incredibly derivative - Think "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, Her Lover" but with an almost, but not quite, comedic twist.

Just awful. Couldn't put it down, couldn't read it without skimming.

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Reply "How to Cook a Tart" by Nina Kilham The whole book could win a Bulwer-Lytton prize (Original post)
GoneOffShore Jan 2013 OP
dimbear Jan 2013 #1
GoneOffShore Jan 2013 #2
mainer Jan 2013 #3

Response to GoneOffShore (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:58 AM

1. I'm lots more likely now to dump a book on any page where I get bored.

Don't have to pitch it in the trash, just a click and it's gone. I know very well there are more books than I can ever read.....



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Response to dimbear (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:28 AM

2. We got this one as a present.

And I skimmed.

It was awful.

On the other hand - Wolf Hall is amazing.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:43 AM

3. You made me hop on over to Amazon to look it up

Reviewers also mentioned the purple prose. But it looks like a fun sort of romp.

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