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The World Without You
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Is this a woman's book or will it appeal to men as well?

Created: 01/08/13

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Posted Jan. 08, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sandrah

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Is this a woman's book or will it appeal to men as well?

To me. "The World Without You" is definitely a book that would attract women more then men. I reviewed Jamie Saul's "The First Warm Evening of the Year: A Novel" for Bookbrowse and found it to be the same. Then I checked the reviews on Amazon and the majority were by women. Then I checked this book and again found most reviews were written by women. Note: I did not read the reviews, just concentrated on who wrote them. What do you think?


"The reader lives a 1000 lives before he dies. The [person] who never reads lives only one."
George R.R. Martin.
Posted Jan. 08, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
lisag

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RE: Is this a woman's book or will it appeal to men as well?

Women make up the majority of the novel reading audience in general. I would say a book like this, that deals with relationships, is more a novel for females than males. That's not to say a man wouldn't or couldn't enjoy it but just speaking in generalities.


Posted Jan. 08, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
jeffs

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RE: Is this a woman's book or will it appeal to men as well?

Speaking as a man I did enjoy this book, but I would say it is definitely going to appeal more to women. I think the subject matter is not something that would attract most men to read a book. I read all types of books and do enjoy a good book about families.


Posted Jan. 08, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Suzanne

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RE: Is this a woman's book or will it appeal to men as well?

Well, jeffs, you answered the question!


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juliaa

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RE: Is this a woman's book or will it appeal to men as well?

I like Jeffs' answer. I think men will enjoy the book, but they'll likely only get to read it if one of the women in their life recommends it. It may help that a couple of the "praise blurbs" on the back are written by men, but in general it seems to me that books about relationships appeal more to women, maybe because the publicity for them is aimed at women.


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dorothym

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RE: Is this a woman's book or will it appeal to men as well?

Am I the only one who wishes that we could dispense with the distinction between books that appeal to men or women. Realize that it is a reality - just wish it wasn't.


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davinamw

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RE: Is this a woman's book or will it appeal to men as well?

Dorothy - you're not alone - I too wish that!


Posted Jan. 16, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
pennyp

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RE: Is this a woman's book or will it appeal to men as well?

I think more of a woman's book, although some men might like it. I gave it to my husband and he did not care for it.


Posted Jan. 17, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
kateg

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RE: Is this a woman's book or will it appeal to men as well?

I think it will appeal to women more. The men in my life are all readers, but I can't imagine any of them reading this wonderful novel. Some men are are more introspective and discuss feelings, but I think more are like the character of David in the novel - not so verbal about things, but feeling them deeply nonetheless.


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irisf

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RE: Is this a woman's book or will it appeal to men as well?

At the risk of stereotyping men, I don't think men like to read about emotional subjects or get involved in tremendous character development. Sorry!


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mary annb

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RE: Is this a woman's book or will it appeal to men as well?

Ithink it would appeal to women more, but I find it interesting that the author is male. He did a great job writing from the female perspective.


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