Author Topic: "Olga! What Really Happened...  (Read 10717 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Ilana

  • Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 730
  • I love any info on VMH
    • View Profile
    • Queen Victoria's Granddaughters
Re: "Olga! What Really Happened...
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2006, 12:23:43 PM »
Cora, there is a lot of discussion of THE SUMMER DAY IS DONE, I think you can search the title.  Many like it, I certainly did.  I thought it treated the subject delicately, and the idea of Olga having the kind of romance depicted in the book is likely, and certainly not insulting.
So long and thanks for all the fish

Princess_Olishka

  • Guest
Re: "Olga! What Really Happened...
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2006, 11:29:27 PM »
Yes, thanks, Ilana. I liked the book, too.

TheAce1918

  • Guest
Re: "Olga! What Really Happened...
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2006, 09:29:19 PM »
There is a fine line from writing in the romantic sense, the 'what-if' sense, and the just plain weird.
Sure its a light fiction tale....but please!
Though I can't help but wonder if it is even a worthwhile read, just for the non-seriousness of the subject.

Offline Robert_Hall

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 6648
  • a site.
    • View Profile
Re: "Olga! What Really Happened...
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2006, 06:02:18 PM »
I just ordered it, after reading this discussion. I have a whole section of Romanov trash books and this looks like a perfect addition ! Had never even heard of it until I saw it mentioned in a UK history magazine !!!
Life may not be the party we expected, but while we are here, might as well dance..

Do you want the truth, or my side of the story ?- Hank Ketchum.

Offline Jarian

  • Boyar
  • **
  • Posts: 124
    • View Profile
    • freewebs.com/mariaromanov
Re: "Olga! What Really Happened...
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2007, 05:27:06 PM »
I'm doing a bio. project of Olga I might have to convince my reading teacher that it is non-fiction ;D(It's the only book I know of Olga) could there be any more? ???oh yeah and needed by THIS THURSDAY
« Last Edit: April 02, 2007, 05:39:54 PM by Maria~fan »

TheAce1918

  • Guest
Re: "Olga! What Really Happened...
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2007, 06:31:46 PM »
I'm doing a bio. project of Olga I might have to convince my reading teacher that it is non-fiction ;D(It's the only book I know of Olga) could there be any more? ???oh yeah and needed by THIS THURSDAY

Do not get mixed up into this book.  If you have a report on Olga's life...just stick with the non-fiction editions of Romanov books.

Offline Jarian

  • Boyar
  • **
  • Posts: 124
    • View Profile
    • freewebs.com/mariaromanov
Re: "Olga! What Really Happened...
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2007, 06:52:43 PM »
I'm doing a bio. project of Olga I might have to convince my reading teacher that it is non-fiction ;D(It's the only book I know of Olga) could there be any more? ???oh yeah and needed by THIS THURSDAY

Do not get mixed up into this book.  If you have a report on Olga's life...just stick with the non-fiction editions of Romanov books.
Great advice. Thankyou

Offline Eddie_uk

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 2925
    • View Profile
Re: "Olga! What Really Happened...
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2007, 06:49:57 AM »
I saw it in Hatchards. Is pretty ghastly. Took me all of three seconds to pick it up and put it down again. I think the family is interesting enough without books of fiction!!!
Grief is the price we pay for love.

FREE PALESTINE.

Offline Divia

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 23
  • Warrior Goddess
    • View Profile
Re: "Olga! What Really Happened...
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2007, 04:06:58 PM »
Yeah, but I still want to read some historical fiction and there isnt much out there.  I may give this a go. I'm not as hardcore as some of you guys so I might enjoy it...who knows.

I do know that I liked the kitchen Boy, Rasputian's Daughter and thought Summer Day was horrid and slow.  I'm running out of choices here...

Someone who knows something about Russian better start writing some HF.  I'm gonna rip my eyes out if I have to read any more tudor stuff!  >:(
Enjoy historical fiction? Come join us at : http://www.historicalfiction.org/forums/index.php

Offline Janet_W.

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1888
  • ...And no one's grief has ever passed you by...
    • View Profile
Re: "Olga! What Really Happened...
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2007, 05:07:39 PM »
Typically I wouldn't offer this type of input since I respect the concept that reading tastes can be very subjective. I also don't like to make negative statements about other people's endeavors. That being said, "Olga!" is one big sloppy and highly unreadable mess. The "whatever were they thinking?" phrase certainly applies to the publishers of this rubbish. I also have concerns for the author's mental and emotional stability. Did she decide to write a hoax, or is she truly as untalented and unstable as her book implies? If the latter, I am so sorry, because this thing just reeks.

We all have a certain amount of curiosity, and I realize the best way to get someone interested in something is to tell them not to be interested. So if you must, consider browsing through it at a bookstore rather than spending real money.

On the other hand, if you are a connoisseur of the rock bottom truly awful, go for it. All others: You have been warned!  ::)