11 journalers for this copy...
Bei einer Taxifahrt - mit dem Taxi sammelt er ebenfalls Spenden für seine Gemeinde - trifft er Sarah Marschall. Plötzlich ist nichts mehr einfach für ihn, denn diese Frau interessiert ihn so sehr, dass sein Zölibatsgelöbnis zur Belastung wird.
"This is a story about a Roman Catholic priest who runs his North London parish whilst harbouring an almighty secret: he doesn't believe in God. This doesn't stop him from being hugely successful, if a little unconventional in his work. He raises money by driving a London taxi and everything is going well until Sarah hops into his cab and into his life." (Amazon)
Ich fand das Buch sehr spannend. Es ist witzig und schnell geschrieben und irgendwie auch sehr glaubhaft. Ich habe es in einem Tag gelesen. Ein wirklich guter Fang aus dem Bücherbrocki ;-))
2. elhamisabel (Germany)
3. coco7 (Germany)
4. pam99 (Great Britain)
5. Icila (France)
6. arturogrande (Great Britain)
7. zazou (Switzerland)
8. nice-cup-of-tea (Switzerland)
9. sun-beetle (Switzerland)
10. Sunneschii (Switzerland)
11. high-flyer (Switzerland)<------ the book is here
• JohnSteed hätte auch noch Interesse an dem Buch...
... in the end back to Zürich and KatColorado
Der Bookring kann beginnen... Er hat zwar erst eine Teilnehmerin, aber was nicht ist, kann ja noch werden hoffentlich ;-))
Viel Spass beim Lesen Elhamisabel...
I'll definitely have a look on this author.
Thanks so much KatColorado for introducing me to Paul Burke.
I've already send coco7 a pm.
I ordered this one and his two other books. They arrived today and it's great to be introduced to him through BC!
I've read one third so far and am enjoying it very much.
I'm going to buy a copy for my husband to read.
I'm going to send the book to pam tomorrow.
Thanks KatColorado for your ring.
I send it to Arturogrande.
But I just found this a huge disappointment. Burke writes in a witty, funny manner, but I just didn't like the story.
There were too many things which were hard to believe - for example, I'm not sure that anyone with A Level grades of D E and O (which is not even an A Level, just an O Level pass) could get into Oxford to read ANYTHING, not even an undersubscribed course like theology.
The whole cab driving and picking up an attractive passenger thing also seemed a bit too contrived - and as for the ending.... well, I'm not going to spoil it for you, but I can't believe the Catholic Church would be quite that understanding and accommodating.
Thanks anyway to KatColorado for putting me on this ring - it just wasn't my thing.
Now on its way to zazou. I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks arturogrande and katecolorado!
All my apologies to the next in line for having kept this book for so long.
Many thanks Zazou for sending this (and KatColorado of course!) and thanks Zazou for the lovely postcard :-)
I really enjoyed it, although I agree with Arturogrande that the plot is a little bit "too" convenient at points. Having said that, Paul Burke has a really nice writing style. I liked his development of all the other characters who played a peripheral role, ie Danny, Paul, and the other parishioners. Sorry, can't seem to spell today! I loved the Buzzword Bingo, I played that many, many times at work, although I never met anyone who used as many buzz words as the Mike McCabe character. Although I did have a boss (actually also called Mike!) who was very fond of using the phase "ballpark figure" which used to annoy me intensely :-)
Just off to Amazon to see what else he has written....
I will contact Sun-Beetle, and may pass the book in person at the Zurich bookgroup meeting next week.
Yep, will hand this to sun-beetle at the reading group on May 26th
(And of course I already started reading it on my way home...)
Definitely one of the best books I've read recently - thanks for this bookring! Really enjoyed it.
Father Frank will soon find his way back to CatKolorado.
I really liked the book, thank you, KatColorado! It's easy written and a fas read without beeing superficial or stupid! It's a great little book with a nice story and very well written!:-)
And I love the tape he did: Now That's What I Call Music That Hits The Right Note When Giving A Lift Home To A Girl You Fancy Like Mad Even Though You're Not Supposed To Because You're A Catholic Priest
I'll give it back to KatColorado on 5th July.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Das Buch darf wieder nach Hause zu KatColorado reisen!:-)
Mir hat Father Franks Geschichte gute Unterhaltung gebracht; als ich endlich dazu kam, es zu lesen, hab ichs in einem Zug durchgelesen und mich am witzigen Stil erfreut. Auch wenn die Geschichte unterhaltend und manchmal spannend ist und man Frank Dempsey gerne bekommt, kann die Story nicht recht überzeugen. Aber ich finde das nicht so schlimm. Ich schaue mir ja auch viele Filme an, weil sie mich gut unterhalten - auch wenn sie eher unglaubhaft sind. Geschichten dürfen das sein.
Danke, KatColorado! Wie abgemacht, wird das Buch jetzt noch einen Abstecher zu Rosarot machen und dann wieder zu dir zurückkehren.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Das Buch geht weiter an meine bc-Bekanntschaft Rosarot. Vielleicht geht es mit in die bevorstehenden Ferien!