So begins the immensely entertaining story of Peter and his unrequited love for his best friend's girl; of Charlotte and her less-than-perfect marriage to a man in love with someone else; of Jonathan and his wicked and fateful debauchery; and of Holly, the impetus for it all.
Along the way, there's the evil boss, the desirable temptress, miscommunications, misrepresentations, fiendish behavior, letters gone astray, and ultimately, an ending in which every character gets his due.
Both incisive and wonderfully funny, this is a brilliantly understated comedy of manners in which love lost is found again.
If you could sum up Beginner's Greek in three words, what would they be?
Romantic, silly, fun.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I didn't like any of the characters, but I actually love to hate them. Of them all, I guess I like Julia, the cheating step-mother the most.
What about Jerry O'Connell’s performance did you like?
I did like the way he read the book & tried to change his voice according to character.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Any additional comments?
It's not some rare literary find, but I really enjoy this book. I like the story, even as improbable & eye-roll invoking it is. I first heard it many years ago on Sirius when I had a rental car, and I've checked it out from the library several times since. I'm happy to now own it.
Like watching paint dry!
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Lame - spent a lot of time rolling my eyes
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