Beginner's Greek: A Novel

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Little, Brown, May 13, 2009 - Fiction - 464 pages
17 Reviews
Is love at first sight possible or just an old-fashioned romantic idea? And what if, to further complicate things, you meet the love of your life and then lose her phone number? Then what if, after the impossible happens and you find her again, she's now about to marry a roguish lothario who is also your best friend? The complications don't end there for Peter Russell, the winning hero of James Collins' charming, generous, and romantic first novel. Part modern-day Jane Austen, part Tom Wolfe, Beginner's Greek is a romantic comedy of the highest order, with characters who are perfectly, charmingly real as they swerve and stumble from fairy tale to social satire and back again.

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User Review  - Bonnie Brody - Goodreads

This is a novel that is much more complex than it appears to be on the surface. On the surface, it is a comedy of errors, a love story gone wrong. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, events intervene ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elaine (elainewillread) - Goodreads

First of, I'd like to clear that my rating is not based on anything technical. It's not because I find the story predictable, or that I hate the lack of depths in the characters or something about ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

James Collins writes for The New Yorker and has been an editor at both Time and Spy Magazine. A former Little, Brown editorial assistant, he is 48 years old and lives in Virginia with his family. This is his first novel.

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