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NOVEMBER 17, 2008
Tis" the Season ~ Lorna Landvik

*bas bleu - Lorna Landvik Light

I loved all of Lorna Landvik's previous books and thought that many of them should have been made into movies. In fact, I had the entire cast selected for Patty Jane's House of Curl!
I hesitate to even refer to 'Tis the Season as a novel; it is perhaps a novella at best. Landvik was not successful with the book's format, which is written as a series of emails between and among the characters. The plot is clumsy and trite (think National Enquirer headlines in the grocery store checkout lines), and the characters are so undeveloped that the reader has a difficult time seeing them as anything more than cardboard cutouts.
Having recently read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, perhaps my expectations were too high. I found that book charming and engaging, with its well-developed characters and format of exchanged letters.
I call 'Tis the Season "Lorna Landvik Light." If you are a true fan of the author, spare yourself the disappointment of reading this book.

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