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Entertaining insight into the perils of on-line dating

  • Nov 20, 2010
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This is an entertaining if somewhat quirky book, the tale of one man's search for love on the net. It almost reads as autobiographical, but it is stated as fiction, so perhaps the reader can decide where reality lies.

At the heart of the novel is a search for love and companionship, and in the process we find out quite a bit about how our protagonist feels about the opposite sex - perhaps a little to much! Just as in Nick Hornby's novels, the female reader may find herself wondering is she wants to know all this, but I imagine that male readers will find the character's honesty refreshing and will possibly identify with the sentiment.

It is very much a novel with a modern take on a modern issue - how do we find someone when our lives are so busy and full? It is entertaining and a quick read, and clearly the author has given considerable thought to the matter,

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December 07, 2010
This book sounds fun, so why the +1 rating? I really like Nick Hornby's characters or any other author that writes characters you can actually relate to, so this book sounds right up my alley. Thanks for sharing, I'm going to add it on my TBR list :)
January 04, 2011
It is fun, and I think I gave it 3 stars on Amazon and as its been transferred across to Lunch it has given this odd rating. Enjoy!
 
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Pat, a 63 year old former geophysicist, desperate for romance, believes the only way to find a good woman on the Internet is to meet lots of them. He numbers them since he remembers names poorly. Beth, #57, goes out of town for a long time so he takes up with Donna, #59, a lovely attorney. Meanwhile, his employee’s gorgeous young wife, Ruby, keeps hitting on him. Life becomes even more complicated when he meets Joyce,#61, a TV chef, who considers him a womanizer. Is the advice he gets from Sonia, his book promoter, selfless or self-serving? Download sample chapters from
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