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3.0 out of 5 stars disappointing, but worth a look., 7 July 2003
This review is from: Angel: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC) (Paperback)
i received this book with great anticipation as i'd had it recommended as a wonderful read. however, i was a little disappointed. i found it rather dated - and speaking as one who generally prefers to read books by dead authors, that's a stern criticism! for me, certainly, it lacks the timeless quality that characterises good writing. i found the characters and situations unengaging and unbelievable, and as a result my interest waned before i got to the end of the book, and abandoned it about three-quarters of the way through. it's about a working class girl (angel) who decides to write a book, and despite being a dreadful and corny writer, becomes a bestseller of romance novels. once she is rich and successful, she abandons her working-class roots and remains deluded that she is writing something of quality, and forms relationships borne of her delusions. unfortunately none of the characters ever felt more than 2-dimensional to me, and i always felt the author's presence obtrusively. as i say, it was recommended most heartily to me, so perhaps you may enjoy it, but i found it disappointingly lacking.
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