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Beginner's Greek

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Beginner's Greek

Beginner’s Greek has a classic romantic setup: Kinda awkward young financial type Peter meets girl-of-his-dreams Holly, loses her phone number, then spends a lot of pages trying to prove his fantasies really do match fate. As such, James Collins’ debut relies on a stunning number of familiar tropes — the meant-to-be lovers thwarted, the hapless romantic in love with his best friend’s girl, the treacherous boss. But he makes magic of it all by infusing those would-be clichés with so much old-school charm that you want to believe, and with so much patient detail that you actually can. A-

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