Book Reviews of The Thin Pink Line (Red Dress Ink)

The Thin Pink Line (Red Dress Ink)
The Thin Pink Line - Red Dress Ink
Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
ISBN-13: 9780373250301
ISBN-10: 0373250304
Publication Date: 7/1/2003
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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3 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Wow. What an unusual read. Jane is an easy character to hate. She says and does things that are unbelievable and sometimes unrealistic. However, by the end, I didn't hate her. I'm not sure I particularly liked her either, but I no longer hated her. This book can be hard to stick with, but it was interesting enough for me to add the sequel to my wish list.
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Helpful Score: 2
It took me two tries to read this book and I finally succeeded on the second. I didn't really get into the book until her 7th month. Not as good as other chick lit books I have read but perhaps you will think differently.
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Helpful Score: 1
A wacky comedy that had my eyes bulging in surprise! This book is my second favorite of all-time. The follow-up, "Crossing the Line," is also good, however not as zany! :)
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a quick easy read. I enjoyed the book until the ending-was not a fan of this. Would still recommend this book to others though.
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Helpful Score: 1
I sort of skipped through it to the juicy parts. It's a pretty slow book but funny.
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"Baby fever" overtakes Jane . . . and the results are comical.
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I felt as some others did, that this story really didn't seem plausible. It didn't pull me in as much as other chick-lit books do because the story seemed a little too out there. I couldn't believe that the main character would go to such great lengths to keep up the pregnancy lie. The end left me thinking about reading the sequel enough to read the excerpt, but I don't think this would be a storyline I will give another try.
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I just finished reading The Thin Pink Line and loved it. I couldn't put it down. I laughed out loud numerous times at Jane's antics and somewhat skewed reasoning. Who in their right mind would consider faking a whole pregnancy? lol Apparently Jane. Heroine Jane Taylor now falls into the category of Bridget Jones and Becky Bloomwood for me, ones I can't get enough of. Although Jane says and does things that most sane people would never consider, if she acted any differently the book probably would not be as entertaining or enjoyable. Jane is one of those characters you root for, although at times you might want to shake her and ask what in the world is she thinking. All in all I enjoyed every minute of this book. I was dying to know how it all ended, so the cliff hanger ending was a shock. I will promptly be getting a copy of the sequel, Crossing the Line, to see what crazy scheme our heroine cooks up next and to see how she comes clean to her family and friends.
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I liked this book. It was a good read. OK for chiklit.
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I thought this book was hysterical! Typical chick lit...I'm looking forward to the sequel.
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I could not really get intrested in the book until almost the end. Book was confusing. Jumped around. Main charachter was an awful distubed person. I am intrested in the sequel to see how people react to all her lies
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Quick fun read....charming and witty!
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Baratz-Logsted looks at a new angle of singledom: pregnancy. Jane Taylor, an assistant editor at a prestigious London publishing house, is sure she is pregnant, and she couldn't be happier: now she can finally wrangle that proposal out of her boyfriend, Trevor, and keep up with her older sister, Sophie, who is both married and expecting her first child. But when Jane learns she actually isn't pregnant, she isn't willing to give up her fantasy, so she plays along, figuring that sooner or later she will get pregnant, and no harm will be done. Not so. When Trevor discovers her deception, he leaves her without looking back. Jane still doesn't want to tell her friends and family the truth, and when a fellow editor suggests that she turn her deception into a book, Jane suddenly has a chance to realize her dream of being a writer.
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While this was a slightly entertaining read, I thought that Jane, the main character, was more self-centered and annoying than any character I've ever met in a book. The plot had holes, and I found the writer's style to be somewhat "off". However, I know that there are a lot of stunning reviews on this book, so this is just my .02.
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Okay, this is one unlikeable character. Jane Taylor is conniving and an idiot, a deadly combination. I won't say I hated the book, that's too extreme, but I didn't have the same fun with it that I usually do with a chick lit.
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An unusual book that a lot of people don't understand, this story is more than just the story of a girl going way too far, pretending to be pregnant. It's the story of how Jane convinces herself that she can be something she's not, at least for a time, then gradually realizes through the help of her friend (I loved the friendship with her gay neighbor) that what she has tried to pull off is morally wrong.

As implausible as the premise of this book sounds, the author pulls it off surprisingly well. Sure, there were times I thought, "Jane couldn't really get away with that." The book is fiction, after all. But, the tangled web of lies, the crazy things that heroine Jane does and says, the friendships and love are all written with enough chastising self-talk on Jane's part--as she deals with the coming reality of the end of her non-pregnancy-- to make the ridiculous scheme an enjoyable read. Very few authors could handle such a wild tale and make it seem even remotely plausible.

It's also noteable that the book is not crude, unlike a lot of chick-lit, and I enjoyed the author's wit. I'll definitely get a copy of the follow-up book.
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Sort of weird but somehow funny and endearing story of a woman who fakes her own pregnancy, first to receive the wonderful treatment she observes pregnant women getting, and later as research for the book she intends to write about a woman faking a pregnancy for an entire nine months.
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The main character is a real prize ! Great book.
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Cute chick-lit novel about a woman who fakes a pregnancy while juggling her love life and job as a publisher in England. english humor.
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This book was halarious in my opinion. I would recommend if you want a cute plot with alot of humor.
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I couldn't get into this book. It was all too silly and unrealistic. I stuck with it for about 100 pages and then skipped to the last 10 pages to see how it all ended.