Azur Like It Paperback – 7 Aug 2006
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'Deliciously wicked & infectiously naughty - those are the only words to describe Wendy Holden's fifth novel, Azur Like It....I defy anyone to read it without a smile on their lips' Daily Mail, 5/9/03 (Daily Mail)
Deliciously wicked & infectiously naughty - those are the only words to describe Wendy Holden's fifth novel, Azur Like It...I defy anyone to read it without a smile on their lips (Daily Mail)
'I think she is fabulous' Sarah Broadhurst, Bookseller, 23/1/04 (Bookseller)
'Clever potshots from English bestseller Holden...Holden's deft management of a huge cast of zany types ensures that the breakneck pace never flags. Gleeful jumble of Brit-style slapstick, puns, and sly wit. Quite a treat' Kirkus Reviews 15/12/03 (Kirkus Reviews)
'In this fun yarn, Kate gets her story, her perspective & the love of the good guy' Mirror, 6/9/03 (Mirror)
'A modern day Jilly Cooper' Glamour. Comedy and romance in the South of France from the bestselling author of MARRYING UP, WENDY HOLDEN.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
It is, in a word, AWFUL. But that one word bears repeating: AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL. I'm a fast reader, and I can usually push through books fairly quickly. If they're bad, I suck it up, laugh, and share the worst bits with my husband. But this book is on another level of bad entirely.
Its sluggish pace has no rivals. I would read a couple of pages at a time, find myself in need of a breather from the stilted dialogue and grotesquely forced descriptions, and pick the book up when I felt I could stomach it. THREE MONTHS LATER, I still hadn't even made it to the actual plotline detailed on the back cover. Although I'm usually the type to watch a movie to the bitter end or finish a book (no matter how bad), I finally couldn't stand it any longer and put it aside.
The book is so bad, it's legendary. It's become a household synonym for "bad" -- in the same way your family might have its inside jokes referring to inedible meals once cooked or creative experiments now ridiculed, we compare anything indescribably bad to Azur Like It.
It's a little hard to step past its atrociousness to describe HOW it fails, as its flaws are so complete and its possible merits nonexistent.
The grammar is weak, sentences are butchered, punctuation is scattered. The characters are as alive as toothpaste, and their supposed conversations read like a first-draft to a dream narrative.Read more ›
Poorly written with a completely unbelievable (and uninteresting) plotline and one-dimensional ghastly characters - I can't honestly think of a single positive thing to say about this book. I'm only amazed that it was written by the same person who wrote The wives of Bath, which I enjoyed tremendously.
Ideas plucked from the sky and loosely cobbled together with the merest of connections this book is a complete non-starter - seriously, don't waste good reading time on it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this book, its what got my hooked on Wendy Holden. I lived in the South of France and let myself get lost in this very funny story set in and around where I lived and work. Read morePublished on 1 July 2012 by gallagher3107
Another great novel by the brilliant Wendy Holden.
Funny and entertaining but with a lovely integral character whose story can be empathised with by the reader. Read more
I was actually looking forward to reading this book in hopes it's a good summer read. After all, the blur on the cover kinda said so. Nope. No such luck. It's boring! Read morePublished on 8 Jun. 2009 by Amazon Customer
I was actually suprised 2 see how bad some people thought this book was. I quite liked the main character, although the plotline could be improved. Read morePublished on 2 Nov. 2007 by Animal Lover