Lady Cyclist's Guide
I enjoyed the interplay of the two stories and timelines and I was surprised by how they connected but I didn't care very much about the characters. I set it down before a a weekend trip since I was nearly done with it and wanted a new book to take me through the weekend and then was not compelled to finish it when I returned. The variety of characters and the cultural differences though could make for interesting book club conversations.
Rated of 5
by Margaret L. (Petoskey, MI)
Not a Favorite
This book is two stories in one with some chapters taking place in the early 1920s and the other chapters set in present day. The first part of the book, I'm sorry to say, bored me, but I felt obligated to read on. About half way through the book, the present day story started to show signs of becoming interesting. At that point, I continued to read only the chapters that took place in present day and that part of the book turned out to be a decent story. I have no desire to go back and read the unread chapters. I was somewhat irritated to read the back cover of the book where it equated this book to Major Pettigrew's Last Stand and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, two of my favorite books; in my opinion, this book was not in the same league.
Rated of 5
Not what I was hoping for...
This fiction has a great premise "lady adventurers trekking through Asia." Its execution, however, left me cold. For me, I wish it had lived up to its marketing.
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