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Dark Puss

I'm sure your first comment is tongue-in-cheek! You would bet one of your own children that I haven't read it (or seen the film)! H, W & A - you are completely safe :-)


High stakes but a safe bet!
I know the book has sold many millions and many more will have seen the film, so perhaps we are in a 'minority', at least of those for whom such things are within their wider cultural orbit.


I've recently seen the movie and then read "Eat, Pray, Love" - I liked the book and description of how she dealt with a very difficult period in her life. Maybe it was particularly appealing as I'm asking some big questions myself right now; I remember picking the book up a few years ago and then leaving it in the shop because something in the blurb really annoyed me - I wouldn't be able to say what it was now, though! A compelling read - and I enjoyed Liz Gilbert's TED talk, too!


You can consider yourself a lucky woman to have not read Eat, pray, love. I unfortunately have read it.


I read it, and thought it was awful ... the movie even worse. I really wondered how such big name movie stars agreed to play in it, but I guess it was all about money

I won't be reading any more Elizabeth Gilbert


it is so nice to know that I do not stand alone in the wilderness.

Mystica Varathapalan

I did not like Eat Pray Love but when this other book becomes available, I will certainly give it a go. Surprisingly the Kate Manning book is available here in the Melbourne library and let me see whether I can put an early hold on this one. Sounds intriguing reading.


Another voice from the wilderness. I gave E, P, L a very wide berth. Anything that hints of complacent self-help is a turn off for me.


Frankly Cornflower you aren't missing anything. I read the book and watched the movie. The book was a slog to get through and I amaze myself that I actually did achieve that. I think I kept going in the hope that it would get better, it didn't. As for the movie, well the scenery was lovely.

I also saw EG speak on Oprah and on Ted and wondered how a likeable person could complain so much. I really do doubt that I will be buying/reading her next novel. There really is no doubting about it, I know that I won't. I can only hope that it isn't another long whinge.
It is also nice to know that I am not alone in feeling this way. She got so many rah rah's from Oprah I thought they were talking about a different book!!I wondered if I was the only one who thought that the lady was complaining far too much!!


How wonderful to discover that I am not the only person in the world who could not abide Eat, Pray, Love. It was in the library of a beach cottage my family rented for a magical week in Santa Barbara - surely the most conducive setting for reading EPL and definitely the least curmudgeonly week of my existence - and I could not get through it...

Susie Vereker

Gave up on the movie, so don 't think I cd cope with the book of Eat Pray Love !


Well, as you know, I have just given this a very positive review. I loved every minute of it. Sad that someone here condemns it as complacent self help without even reading it. I found it joyous, wise and inspiring. Good thing we don't all always agree as life would be very boring if we did.

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