Book Reviews of The Anglophile (Red Dress Ink)

The Anglophile (Red Dress Ink)
The Anglophile - Red Dress Ink
Author: Laurie Gwen Shapiro
ISBN-13: 9780373895298
ISBN-10: 0373895291
Publication Date: 8/1/2005
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Aaauuugh! Some of Shari's bad judgment is excused in a unique way (Olivia Joules handled the same situation much differently) but not why she sleeps with a guy she just met, lets him move in, then goes to England with him as soon as she can get a rush passport. I'm a hopeless Anglophile (I put on a Lush hair treatment & ate Jaffa Cakes while I read this book), but still!
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Helpful Score: 1
I meant to read for Chemistry today but this book was so good I couldn't stop reading it. The story of Shari, a linguist stuck in PhD dissertation hell, is funny, smart and engrosing. Well-written with an unexpected ending which could have been elaborated a bit further.
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Helpful Score: 1
I will admit that I skimmed through a few pages here and there, overall an OK read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Started out slow and a little dull but picked up at the 100 page mark where I would normally give up and move on.

I really enjoyed Shari's trip to London and Abbey Road. :o) The supporting characters were very interesting as well. I thought things were left hanging with Shari's mother and Owen's father and unfortunately Owen really didn't develop into a three dimensional character. Shari's Aunt Dot was entertaining as well as the scenes involving the funeral of the skunk.
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Helpful Score: 1
Started out okay, and picked up in the middle, but totally fell apart at the end. Ending was rushed and somewhat implausible. Fellow anglophiles will still enjoy though. :)
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Pretty cute and fast read. Not quite as developed as Matzo Ball Heiress, but not bad.
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This book was okay. There was nothing really brilliant about the writing or endearing about the characters. I do not think I would request another book by this author.
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Shari is obsessed with all things British. Sounds like this would be an interesting read, right? And it was for about 100 pages, then it got long, awkward and took a turn right towards bad. Kind of like a promising date that goes belly up. Find a better rom-com and treat yourself right.
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Not quite what I expected. Better!
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For chit lit this book was pretty blah. I usually get through several books a week but I just had trouble getting into the plot. I also found the main characters to be very irritating and hard to like.
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Shari is desperately seeking a tall, dark and handsome Brit!