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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 3:38 am 
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I recently read The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. I liked it and would like to discuss it.


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I'm not familiar with that book. What is it about? What did you enjoy about it?

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Hi Dyan - I'm not familiar with that title either, nor do I know the author. Perhaps I'll google. :)

(It's good to see you here, DS)

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This book had been staring at me at the library for a while, so I finally borrowed the the audio version. The premise is that one day, a youngster, Rose Edelstein, can taste the emotions of the person who's made the food and the consequences of that since usually it's her mother that made the food. The language is seemingly simple, but then it grabs you. For me, I was just going along with the story and then the story and the characters grabbed me.


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I've not heard of that book either, but that is a really interesting and appealling sounding premise!

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Here's links to the Amazon product description of the book and the author's website.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Particular-Sa ... 226&sr=1-1

http://www.flammableskirt.com/home.html

I hope someone reads it because I would really like to discuss it.


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DS, I just placed a hold on it at my library. Will read it when I get it.

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Inanna, I'll be interested in your thoughts on Cake after you read it. I hope you enjoy it.


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Impenitent, do we know one another from another discussion group?


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OK, now this is a strange coincidence. Just today I was reading an Associated Press story about farmers pampering their milk cows with such luxuries as massages and water beds (bear with me...there is a link to this book, I promise).

Anyway, here's the part that I immediately thought of when I read your brief summary of the book:

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In Germany ... the Dortmund Concert Hall plays recordings of different classical pieces for specific cows. The hall then serves milk from the respective cows during live concerts featuring those same pieces.

“Which means you'll now be able to both listen to and taste the musical highlights,” the hall says in one advertisement.


Instead of one person being able to read the emotions of the cook, concertgoers are expected to feel the cows' experience of Mozart (Moozart?), which will deepen their own experience.

I find that udderly absurd.

But the book sounds fascinating. I do much of my reading from audiobooks these days, so I'll download that one.

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Wampus Cat, that is so interesting and I love puns.


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Oh, and Wampus Cat, I'll be interested in your thoughts on Cake too. I'll be interested in everyone's thoughts on Cake, whether you like it or not.


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Wampus, I saw that same article. :rofl:

I don't read a lot of fiction, DyanSwan, but I may check this one out. It sounds interesting.

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DS, yes we certainly do know one another! I invited you. :)

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