Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Book Review

My Best Friend's Girl by Dorothy Koomson. This book is dreadful. It became so bad, it was almost good. Here is my favorite part:

"He returned my gaze, steady and straight. With the laughter of children, the conversations of adults, the cries of babies, the sounds of animals as a backdrop," (the characters are at a crowded zoo) "our mutual dislike grew. The seeds had been planted yesterday afternoon, had been watered in the evening, and were now sprouting roots while strong green shoots pushed up through the earth. A few more hours and this feeling between us would blossom into an orchard of full-on hatred." (p. 175)

An orchard of full-on hatred. I mean, it just doesn't get better than that. I have quickly added this phrase into my repertoire.

Mom: What do you think of this shirt? (Holds up latest Lucky magazine.)

Me: Ew. I feel an orchard of full-on hatred for that shirt!


Cassie said...

"An orchard of full-on hatred." HA! I love that. It made me laugh out loud. Do you mind if I add that line to my repertoire, too? I'm kind of bored over here.

Two Little Bubs said...

That's hilarious! I am so impressed that you are not only reading books, but writing reviews too - whilst also caring for a newborn AND a toddler! Well done. Thanks for making me laugh, after the day I just had (MAJOR toddler tantrums ALL day long), I really needed it!

Holly said...

Heehee! now know not to put that one on the old reading list!

EdgyK said...

That one paragraph made me want to puke. But hearing you say that line would make my day. Plus I can't believe you are looking at the Lucky mag without me. Now I know what an orchard of full-on hatred feels like.

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