New Cardiff

New Cardiff As a discerning reader of nineteenth century American fiction Englishman Colin Ware is familiar with the tradition of transcending disastrous love affairs by booking the next ocean liner to Europe No

  • Title: New Cardiff
  • Author: Charles Webb
  • ISBN: 9780743444163
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback
  • As a discerning reader of nineteenth century American fiction, Englishman Colin Ware is familiar with the tradition of transcending disastrous love affairs by booking the next ocean liner to Europe Now that he has experienced the pain and humiliation of heartache firsthand, he decides to try this cure in reverse New Cardiff, Vermont, may be an infinitesimal blot on theAs a discerning reader of nineteenth century American fiction, Englishman Colin Ware is familiar with the tradition of transcending disastrous love affairs by booking the next ocean liner to Europe Now that he has experienced the pain and humiliation of heartache firsthand, he decides to try this cure in reverse New Cardiff, Vermont, may be an infinitesimal blot on the rural American landscape, but to Colin it s the ideal place to mend his broken heart The townsfolk are a quirky, endearing lot, and they welcome the migrating artist into their fold Colin does his part by capturing his adopted countrymen and women in charcoal and ink He even discovers love again with Mandy, an attendant at the Shining Shores nursing home When Colin s ex arrives to woo him back to her and his native land, he has to choose between his new love and the woman he s known for years With its pitch perfect dialogue, New Cardiff takes readers on the exhilarating cross cultural odyssey of a man hurtling headlong into life.

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    1. I read this mostly on the strength of seeing that it was by the author of "The Graduate." As it turns out, this is no worthy heir. A British man fleeing a shattered love affair lands in New Cardiff, a fictional town in New England, and tries to restart his life. There are some good character sketches and the people are generally likeable, but this does not have the weight and archetypal splash of his debut novel so many years ago.

    2. This review was written for The Review Diaries: reviewdiaries/201This was made into a film a few years ago entitled ‘Hope Springs’ staring Colin Firth, Heather Graham and Minnie Driver, and I don’t know how much seeing the film before reading the book will have affected my view on it.I loved the film, it was a quiet yet witty affair, perfectly cast that trundled along nicely, and the same can be said of the book. I always find it interesting to see how they translate a book into a film, bu [...]

    3. Not a great book. It consists almost solely of dialogue, and very awkward dialogue, where one character makes some kind of incomplete statement and the other character keeps asking questions to draw out more information while the original speaker is somewhat evasive. Or you have two characters talking but having different conversations - Character A talks about their relationship while Character B talks about the museum. Each character alternates speaking lines about their different conversation [...]

    4. British artist Colin Ware travels across the Atlantic, checks into a hotel and spills his guts to sympathetic New Cardiff locals about his girlfriend running off with another man. I wanted to like this, I really did. Unfortunately, what happened was that I saw the terrible movie adaptation "Hope Springs" beforehand and I couldn't get the image of an incredibly perky and shallow Heather Graham out of my head. Then again, it's not entirely the fault of the movie. The book is written almost entirel [...]

    5. I was looking for a light read for the bus commute, and randomly picked this up. The cover shows Minnie Driver so I thought it was encouraging. The writing is very stilted and surface-y - it read more like an outline, so I can see that it might make a good movie. Of course, I've got that on my to-see movie list because I am a glutton for punishment - and I was shocked that Minnie Driver is the 'other' female character and not the main romantic lead which doesn't work in my head since I had to pi [...]

    6. Nothing spectacular--simple story mostly told through dialogue, with restrained British humor. (Any scenes with the vindictive fiancee in them, however, are excellent--she adds a spark that none of the other characters have, except maybe the vindictive Chamber of Commerce Director.) Just learned upon peeking at that this book has been made into a movie (renamed "Hope Springs"), with a very good cast (Colin Firth, Heather Graham, Minnie Driver). I may actually be interested in checking this out. [...]

    7. 2 STARS"Colin escapes to the New World to heal himself when Vera, to whom he'd been getting married, sends him an invitation to her wedding to someone else. In New Cardiff he finds a simplicity that seduces and transforms him. When Vera arrives to explain it was all a joke, he's a very different Colin." (From )I was interested in reading this novel because it was written by the author of The Graduate and stars Colin Firth and Minnie Driver! Unfortunately, I did not care for the book as it was mo [...]

    8. Bought this super cheap at a second hand store. It looks interesting and a love story so it was up my alley. The book has a lot of dialogue so it is somewhat of an easy read. I didn't feel it had a very in depth story and the love stories that were taking place didn't get the reader wound up in what was to happen next. I took the book while on vacation and if I fell asleep in the sun, I wasn't too bothered. I did also leave the book there for the next guests. It was a likeable book but not a fav [...]

    9. A coworker lent me this book and five pages in, I thought "This was a movie with Colin Firth." I was right. I remembered the movie being very underwhelming but not unpleasant. I was right about that too. The book is much the same. It is funny, in a quirky way, but it also isn't a book that has you dying to turn the next page. "New Cardiff" isn't unpleasant, but it isn't overwhelmingly pleasant either.

    10. Great dialogue from Webb (as always); Witty exchanges abound.Somewhere toward the end the humor went from feeling charming to overly cute whimsy. This is still well worth the read if you are in the mood for something light. I am certain there is a rich subtext of homages to 19th century American Fiction, as cued by Colin's opening encounter in the art supply store. Alas this feature of the narrative regrettably remained all but lost on this reader.

    11. Hmm, a very strange book that read more like a script. I love the film and didnt realise it was based off of a book until I picked it up. I think it would have been confusing and harder to get through, had I not seen the film first. I dont think its good enough to make sense on its own unfortunately.

    12. This book is very sweet and funny. The film version is retarded and terrible, however the casting of Colin Firth, Minnie Driver, and Heather Graham is perfect. Read the book and imagine these actors in their respective roles.

    13. Takes place in small town in Vermont. Book is mostly dialogue between a British visitor to New Cardiff and a young woman he meets there.

    14. Mostly double-spaced dialogue with zero character or relationship depth. Nothing to draw you into the story or feel for the characters. Ending was boringly depressing.

    15. Quick read.I saw the movie starring Colin Firth. I finally got around the reading the book. Hard to get past thinking of Heather Graham as Mandy.

    16. Enjoyed the movie, wanted to read the book though as was interested in the characters. Enjoyed the book even more. Lovely.

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