Book Talk Home | Search Book Talk | Login | RSS
Not Logged in.
Book Jacket
The Lovebird
A compassionate and inviting novel about loneliness, heartbreak and finding a...
More about this book
Author Biography

Did you like the book?

Created: 06/24/13

Replies: 15

Posted Jun. 24, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sandra54

Join Date: 05/01/13

Posts: 43

Did you like the book?

Did you like the book? Would you recommend it to a friend? Is it one you would reread?


Posted Jun. 24, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
darylb

Join Date: 06/23/13

Posts: 17

RE: Did you like the book?

Yes, I did. At first I was not so sure but after Margie moved to Montana and got to know her new family, I started liking it more and more. By the end it really had me liking the characters, even Margie.


Posted Jun. 24, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Lea Ann

Join Date: 04/20/11

Posts: 63

Expert

RE: Did you like the book?

I most definitely did enjoy/like this book from the wonderful book jacket to the writing within. I am an animal lover also. Appreciated the couple of mentions of racing greyhounds as my husband and I own 3 of them in what is their forever home. I also volunteer at the local racing greyhound rescue kennel. But, the greyhounds aren't my only reason for enjoying this book. The tale it told was believable, poignant, and well written. While I would agree that their organization went too far in their actions, and the professor was most unprofessional, I especially enjoyed the parts of the book which took place on the Crow Reservation and the people who lived there. Margie's story held my interest throughout.


Posted Jun. 25, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
nancyh

Join Date: 06/25/13

Posts: 19

RE: Did you like the book?

Yes, I did like the book. I found the first part about their group of animal activists rather silly. I found it hard to believe the professor would be involved with a group like this. The second part of book is where I really became interested and enjoyed.


Posted Jun. 26, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sandra54

Join Date: 05/01/13

Posts: 43

RE: Did you like the book?

I really liked this book. On some level it is a simple story, but the symbolism and characters add many layers. This is a book I would read again.


Posted Jun. 26, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
maxivon

Join Date: 07/19/12

Posts: 6

RE: Did you like the book?

I really liked the book. I grew up in San Diego, California and definitely recognized the vibe. Animal activists, environmental activism,politics and radical thinking, especially on college campuses, were and are very common. It must be the sunshine! When Margie moved to Montana, she grew up and found that person within.


Posted Jun. 29, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
brendas's Gravatar
brendas

Join Date: 06/13/11

Posts: 7

RE: Did you like the book?

I am half way through the book and so far I must admit that I don't like the book. I am going to try to finish it but it is really going to be hard especially when I have a pile of better books to read next to my bed. I am hoping the second half will be better. If not, I won't be finishing it!


Posted Jun. 30, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
markav99

Join Date: 05/27/11

Posts: 7

RE: Did you like the book?

I enjoyed Margie's "coming of age" storyline the most - it was handled beautifully by the author. As for the animal rights theme, it was a little bit over the top... hard for me to imagine that a well-educated young woman would resort to the criminal act of arson to make her point.


Posted Jun. 30, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
debracoley

Join Date: 08/11/11

Posts: 69

Expert

RE: Did you like the book?

I truly enjoyed reading this debut novel; although I must confess, the second part of the book was my favorite. I appreciated the insight associated with animal rights and the unfolding of Margie's tangled early years, but it was the resolutions/remaking of Margie that endeared this story to me.
Watching her grow to feel comfortable in her own skin and to become a mother and wife, completed this
memorable tale. Of course, had Margie not experienced the professor, the activism, etal, she would not have evolved into the woman, I believe, she was seeking to be.
I would be remiss if I failed to comment on the beauty of this novel; I have read thousands of books, and each sentence in THE LOVEBIRDS, without a doubt, leaves it's reader with the ultimate sensory experience.


Posted Jun. 30, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sandra54

Join Date: 05/01/13

Posts: 43

RE: Did you like the book?

I know that the animal rights part was extreme. Because this was a small extremist group it was believable to me. People join environmentalist groups to make a difference and there are always some who break laws. Also there are so many stories in the news about women who crossed the line into illegal activity because they "fell in love". Falling in love with Simon changed Margie's values for a time. She didn't male choices. she just let things happen to her. The motive behind the first real choice Margie made after she left Simon was about impressing Simon and getting him back.


Posted Jul. 01, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
jacquelines

Join Date: 04/16/12

Posts: 6

RE: Did you like the book?

I read the first 78 pages and could not care about any of the characters, so I put it down. After reading these comments above, I may go back and read the later part.


Posted Jul. 01, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
brendas's Gravatar
brendas

Join Date: 06/13/11

Posts: 7

RE: Did you like the book?

I was starting the second part of the book and then I gave up and started reading another book. I never could really relay to any of the characters. The book to me seems so choppy. It is a shame because the cover of the book is beautiful. I guess you really cannot Judge a Book By Its' Cover.


Posted Jul. 01, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
barbarab

Join Date: 04/15/11

Posts: 27

RE: Did you like the book?

I liked this book very much & will suggest it to friends. The time in San Diego was ok, but Margie's time in Montana is what really made the book for me. I could picture the house and land so well & even put myself in Margie's place & wondered how I would have done.
I thought the book was well written with much symbolism.


Posted Jul. 04, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
poniesnpearls

Join Date: 06/28/11

Posts: 10

RE: Did you like the book?

Although some of it seemed a little 'feather-brained' - pun intended, overall, I liked it. The descriptions of places, scents, sights and sounds were lovely. The early characters seemed to be lacking real substance but perhaps that was intentional to make the later characters seem richer.


Posted Jul. 12, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
carmen s

Join Date: 04/27/11

Posts: 33

RE: Did you like the book?

I really started to enjoy the book when Margie went to the reservation, not so much before that. I loved it from that point.


Posted Aug. 12, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
rebeccar

Join Date: 03/13/12

Posts: 120

Expert

RE: Did you like the book?

I liked the second half better (as many people have commented), and I am glad that I had the opportunity to read this book. I always feel badly saying something critical about a book as I know how much work it takes to write and how difficult it can be to actually be published. Something was missing for me in this book.


Reply

Please login to post a response.