The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: The heartwarming Richard and Judy Book Club favourite Paperback – 1 Sep 2011
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"A book with such beautiful writing that sometimes I have to stop and taste a sentence a second time"--Jodi Picoult
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The story of the girl is very well exposed and her talent, which takes over her life, shapes her formative years. I recommended it.
And then it fizzled, got nowhere. The talent is wasted (tiny bit of hope for it maybe at the end) the brother is wasted, the mother relationship is wasted, the father relationship is wasted. Her studies are wasted, her life is wasted.
If anything is left a very bitter aftertaste. I really did not enjoy the second half when nothing happens or nothing is developed, feelings are just brushed under the carpet, words on the page for no reason. I did not enjoy the part about the brother, I felt it could have gone somewhere but did not. A very slight redemption in the last chapter.
I guess would make a great short story but cannot be stretch to a novel
For a book about emotion it does not describe or invoke feelings very well at all as there is no depth in the writing. There is a hint of magic in the story A family with "gifts" which could have been expanded on but that like most of the "events" in the book it feels like it was thrown in as an afterthought and not developed. I would not recommend this book to friends
We follow her and her family during the course of a dozen years or so as she gradually learns how to cope with her gift.
I found the book well written. We learn that Rose's family is by no means ordinary on the inside, and I found the relationship between Rose and her father quite poignant. So much not being said, and yet connections being made.
It's a warm, interesting story and I loved it ........ and then there was the surprise that I really didn't see coming! WOW!
It's a thought-provoking novel ...... I hope it encourages people to accept that everyone's experience of living is different, and for some it is VERY different.