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Not as good as I wanted it to be.
on 20 June 2002
Perhaps it's the fact that "Love is a Four-Letter Word" is such an exceptional book that I'm forever spoiled but, while I found "I Like It Like That" to be entertaining, it was not as thoroughly enjoyable a read as either of Calman's other novels.
"I Like It Like That" is a story of personal growth and what one expects out of life, but it seemed somewhat more superficial than both Calman's other novels. Not as superficial as other authors can be, to be sure, but it seemed to me that the characterizations in this novel were not as fully developed as in her others. I felt that Leo and Stephen were more plot devices than people.
All in all, it's better than most books out there, but it's not Calman's best.