11-12-2008 11:46 AM
This is our last week in the club and I want to thank Zoë and her publisher, HarperCollins, for participating in this First Look. And of course to Karen for her excellent moderation!
While I have your attention, we are working on the next First Look selection and hope to have an announcement in the next few days, please stay tuned!
11-12-2008 01:19 PM
Thanks to Maria and all the helpful staff at Barnes and Noble for working so hard to give us these wonderful books to read and simply give our opinion. That is one of the neatest things in this life today. As we all know, there aren't many things you can enjoy with so little resources as these first look bookclubs you offer.
And thank you Zoe for your wonderful book you wrote about an unusual family who had lots of problems. But they are fun to read to discover what and who caused the scene of if anyone. I can't wait until I read your other books.
And to the Editor who provided these books. You will never know how I appreciate these books.
Thanks to all that read this book with me and gave me such intelligent thoughts about this book. I hope all enjoyed the read as I sure did.
11-12-2008 02:25 PM
11-13-2008 09:12 PM
Thanks Zoe and Jennifer for your great contributions to our discussion. It was a pleasure to preview this book!
And thanks to our loyal and enthusiastic First Look readers for another great round
And Maria for making it all happen!
11-13-2008 11:05 PM
11-14-2008 11:33 AM
11-14-2008 03:06 PM
Thanks to all of you for the opportunity to get a "First Look" at a to-be-released novel. While I specifically chose to avoid answering questions posted by parts, it was only because I felt the questions were directing my interpretation in a way that my mind didn't go.
While I didn't necessarily like the novel as a whole at first, I did indeed love the individual characters. By book's end though, it all came together for me as a complete story.
I wish the best of luck to Ms. Heller....and will watch for her press promos in the Spring!
No expectations..No disappointments
11-14-2008 07:17 PM
11-17-2008 11:31 PM
Thank you Barnes & Noble for offering such a wonderful book for this First Look.
Zoe Heller, thank you so much for writing a book that I just could not put down. I don't find much time to enjoy a good book with a 9yo & 18mo, but I managed to find time that I didn't think existed to read this page-turner.
11-18-2008 12:18 AM
11-22-2008 07:53 PM
I am sorry that I missed most of the discussion, even though I have posted some responses late. I hope that I will have the opportunity to be a part of one of these book discussions in the future. I want to thank you for the opportunity to have read The Believer. It was a fascinating book that obviously generated much discussion as well as a very good read.