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5.0 out of 5 stars Lazy Ways to Make a Living - "Dolce Far Niente", 26 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Lazy Ways To Make A Living (Paperback)
This has to be the best book ever to be given away on the front of a magazine. I know that completely contradicts with another reviewer's opinion, but that is all they really are, so read between the lines to make up your own mind. However, I cannot help but love this book. It is my comfort reading. And this review is long overdue. It's a book I always come back to; I'll never grow tired of it. It acts as a kind of catalyst, helps me put things in perspective, as many good books do.

I actually bought this book long before it was given away with `Marie Claire'. Unfortunately I leant my copy to my best friend whose stepsister trashed it, so I ended up with the free copy. But it's not what the cover looks like or how much it cost, but what's inside that counts. This book is an absolute delight.

The lexicography & chess themes throughout the book give it an intelligence not often found in the chic-lit genre. In fact I find Abigail Bozanko's approach to this book rather reminiscent of Alexander McCall Smith [& not only with the Edinburgh theme] she [like McCall Smith] has this casual way of educating us whilst telling the story. Dropping in philosophy; linguistics; politics; science; music; literature; travel, it's a veritable feast for the mind. Bozanko is obviously a very well-read & interesting character herself.

Every time I read `Lazy Ways to Make a Living' I see something new that I missed the first time. I've just read a joke [well, more of a pun actually] that I must have missed before about `Cuban Physiotherapy' that really made me giggle, & some of the Jane Eyre similarities were lost on me until I read that also.

The characters & story can at times be a little predictable but there are some excellent twists and turns that you wont see coming to keep you interested. Rose can be a little naÔve when it comes to certain things but is also well balanced with her intelligence. Overall, she's not a bad protagonist. Many of the other characters have wonderful eccentricities that will keep you thinking & laughing the whole way through.

Delightful. Lovely. Wonderful. I highly recommend this book.
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Initial post: 27 Mar 2008 12:40:49 GMT
Olivia Walsh says:
Like Nancy Carter I was really taken with this book. I came across it by accident, expected very little of it but found I couldn't put it down and when I did I really looked forward to picking it back up again. It is intelligent chick-lit at its best and I've no doubt I'll be passing it on to my friends albeit with the proviso that I get it back in one piece to be re-read.
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