My Trip to Adele and Non-fans of Adele

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My Trip to Adele and Non-fans of Adele

Post by OMOFAYE Victor » 18 Sep 2017, 19:17

While I do agree that Adele is a great singer, I am not really her fan, so I barely listen to her songs. For a book like 'My Trip to Adele', I almost got bored and tired of reading it since it appeared like it was celebrating the great singer of whom I am a non-fan. I could not feel the thrill it was intended to have on fans of Adele. What do you think, do you think a non-fan of Adele would find the book as interesting as an Adele fan? Can a non-fan of Adele enjoy the full beauty of this piece of literature, 'My Trip to Adele'?
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Post by amemanuel » 04 Oct 2017, 08:58

while i also agree that adele is agreat singer am also not her fun;reading 'my trip to adele could'nt have relation with being her fan or not but what i want to say is i can enjoy by reading these piece of literature i don't think like its celebrating the great singer of whom am a non- fan.

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Post by Doaa Wael » 16 Oct 2017, 16:18

Only the last part of each chapter would mean a bit more if you are adele's fan, otherwise, anyone else could still enjoy the story even if they are not Adele's fans
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Post by Scrawling Pen » 14 Jan 2018, 17:38

I appreciate Adele's music, but I wouldn't ever call myself a big fan. Despite the title, this book wasn't really about Adele. It was about her music content--love, pain, and life. Anyone who can relate to that would have the ability to appreciate the book.

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Post by ktom » 22 Feb 2018, 12:12

I don't know anything about Adele other than she is a singer. I don't know her music, I don't know who she is dating or how old she is or where she lives. The book was a great success for me and as far as the lyrics being quoted throughout the book, I don´t think it celebrated her very much, more it seemed like just a coincidence that her songs fit the situations of the characters from time to time.
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Post by onixpam » 23 Mar 2018, 11:23

I have to tell that I really enjoyed the book, and I do not even like music, and of course, I did not know who Adele was. I think other people will find the book interesting, not for the music, but for the stories and the opportunity to know other cultures.

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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 22:11

OMOFAYE Victor wrote: ↑
18 Sep 2017, 19:17
While I do agree that Adele is a great singer, I am not really her fan, so I barely listen to her songs. For a book like 'My Trip to Adele', I almost got bored and tired of reading it since it appeared like it was celebrating the great singer of whom I am a non-fan. I could not feel the thrill it was intended to have on fans of Adele. What do you think, do you think a non-fan of Adele would find the book as interesting as an Adele fan? Can a non-fan of Adele enjoy the full beauty of this piece of literature, 'My Trip to Adele'?
Thank you for starting this thread and opening up this discussion. I'm an Adele fan and I will not be truthful if I don't say I have every reason to be so, yet that's another story.

On your questions, if you like human interest stories, gaining an insight about other people's views different from one's own, or simply just reading something out of the usual, then you may still be able to find this book interesting and worth your while. It is not a mere biography of a popular figure, but focuses more on everyday people whose lives have been affected by her and her songs, one way or another. It doesn't deliberately (at least not obviously) encourage you to be an Adele fan but it helps you understand how the artist and her work have influenced people's decisions and their own way of leading their lives. It also gives you a closer look at local culture, and unique traditional beliefs and practices, which the authors may have had first-hand experience and ample knowledge on. The book may not be a romance novel within traditional definitions, yet it still talks about love and relationships, and the realities and struggles among and in between them.
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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 22:15

Doaa Wael wrote: ↑
16 Oct 2017, 16:18
Only the last part of each chapter would mean a bit more if you are adele's fan, otherwise, anyone else could still enjoy the story even if they are not Adele's fans
Interesting and could be true.
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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 22:17

Scrawling Pen wrote: ↑
14 Jan 2018, 17:38
I appreciate Adele's music, but I wouldn't ever call myself a big fan. Despite the title, this book wasn't really about Adele. It was about her music content--love, pain, and life. Anyone who can relate to that would have the ability to appreciate the book.
That's succinctly written with a good ending pitch. I agree.
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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 22:20

ktom wrote: ↑
22 Feb 2018, 12:12
I don't know anything about Adele other than she is a singer. I don't know her music, I don't know who she is dating or how old she is or where she lives. The book was a great success for me and as far as the lyrics being quoted throughout the book, I don´t think it celebrated her very much, more it seemed like just a coincidence that her songs fit the situations of the characters from time to time.
I know where you are coming from, and I definitely respect that. Thank you for your honesty and driving across a very good, well-considered point.
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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 22:22

onixpam wrote: ↑
23 Mar 2018, 11:23
I have to tell that I really enjoyed the book, and I do not even like music, and of course, I did not know who Adele was. I think other people will find the book interesting, not for the music, but for the stories and the opportunity to know other cultures.
As a non-Adele fan, you've just expressed an unbiased viewpoint. I agree.
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Post by 10mile72 » 08 Jun 2018, 17:39

I'm not an Adlele fan, but I loved the book. I didn't pay any attention to the Adele angle at all.

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Post by Jroberts602 » 08 Jun 2018, 22:05

I can empathize with your struggle since I only know Adele's most famous song ("Hello", I think it is?). I found that I would just skim the lyrics at the end of each chapter. If you know and love a song, the lyrics come alive to you on the page. But if you don't know the music, the words seem to fall flat. However, I will add that I did find the plot interesting despite not being an Adele fan. I was curious to find out what would happen to each character and ironically the Adele focus became somewhat irrelevant.

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Post by Kister Bless » 30 Jul 2018, 11:18

Why not? I was never Adele's fun when I choose to read and review this book. I thought that couldn't hinder me in any way. Well, I read the book and loved every bit of it. I even ended up loving Adele's songs as well. I must confess that this is a great book that can be read by anyone whether he or she is Adele's fun or not. It has got nothing personal to do with Adele. It all happens that her songs matched with the themes of the book and hence being used.

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Post by chelhack » 05 Aug 2018, 14:35

I am not a big fan yet, not a non-fan of Adele. But, for me this story was great. I to was skeptical about reading about more or less based on or around Adele's music but the story behind all of it was great. Along, the moral lesson of which I recognize is also a fact that made this book so good in my opinion. Also, I know that it is Adele's music that the protagonist a somewhat drawn to but when I read the book I thought of music period. For my one can tell the very mood I am in just by the music that I am listening to at any given moment.
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