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Just pre-ordered the new SEP books at Amazon

 
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Sheila



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:48 pm    Post subject: Just pre-ordered the new SEP books at Amazon Reply with quote

What I Did for Love: A Novel also the rewrite of Glitter Baby
Not sure about Glitter Baby--anyone read the original? Critique?


(SEP is the only author I have on auto-buy.)


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LeeB.



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Just pre-ordered the new SEP books at Amazon Reply with quote

Sheila wrote:
[color=darkblue][u]What I Did for Love: A Novel

Gosh, it doesn't come out till February! Rolling Eyes
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DearEvette



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read Glitter Baby back when it was written. I still have the original. I didn't know she was re-writing? Interesting. I enjoyed it a lot, but I think reading it now, it can feel somewhat dated.

I've read all of SEP's stuff and she, imo, has a dual writing personality. There is her stuff she wrote starting with It Had To Be You (all the Chicago Stars books) and later . And then there is the stuff that came before the Chicago Stars books (BC). The stuff BC has a very, very different feel than her later stuff. The later books all strike me as being light, witty and very modern. The earlier stuff is heavier and angstier. Seriously, if I had read Glitter Baby and IHTBY back to back and not knowing who the author was, you couldn't convince me that same person has written both books.


Glitter Baby
, Fancy Pants, Honey Moon and even Hot Shot to a lesser extent all feel almost Danielle Steele-esque. There is a very 80s sensibility about them.

But outside of the that, GB has a very good story. And the writing is excellent. But unless she's really doing a wholesale re-write, I wouldn't expect the same light humor you see in her more recent books.
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LinnieGayl



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read Glitter Baby (paid too much for it online as a used book), and didn't really like it. However, she's supposed to have completely rewritten it, so I'm curious to see what it'll be like now.
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