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I Never Fancied Him Anyway

by Claudia Carroll


In Carrollís I Never Fancied Him Anyway, interestingly, protagonist Cassandra is a Dublin magazine columnist. Coincidentally, is this a pseudonym for author Carroll who is a Dublin writer? To give the plot a unique twist, Cassandra is also a psychic who sees everyoneís future. But, when she sees her own, and sees there is nothing she can do about it, things take an interesting turn. In the early pages, Cassandraís career begins as the magazine columnist "Dear Cassandra," working for the one she calls "The Dragon Lady." Later, she gets an offer to do television, much to the Dragon Ladyís chagrin. As the story continues so do Cassandraís visions, and she has them quite frequently about other people, but then she has one about herself.

Unfortunately, it is about her friendís boyfriend and herself. And so begins the whimsy in Carrollís story. Itís fun, itís fast, and itís predictable, yes, but that doesnít stop the pages from turning. Every chapter begins with a different tarot card definition, so the entire book is a little like a fortune telling lesson in addition to the story. The Dublin dialect can give some readers a problem deciphering euphemisms, but all in all, it is an enjoyable story with a sweet ending. Watch for it soon on the big screen.

The Book

Avon / HarperCollins
September 22, 2009
0061734772 / 978-006173477
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The Reviewer

Nicole Merritt
Reviewed 2009
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