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A Thousand and One Nights
by Lara Tupper
Twenty-two-year-old Karla is thrilled to be hired as an entertainer on the Sound of Music cruise ship—where the rum punch is 80 percent Kool-Aid, the ice sculp- tures are plastic, and her "fake it till you make it" M.O. seems adventuresome. Karla is less thrilled when her new boyfriend, Jack, suggests that they form a singing duo on land, but by now faking enthusiasm has b...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published February 5th 2007 by Harvest Books
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I think this was THE most boring book I ever read. The blurb seemed so promising. But seriously. Nothing happens. There is very little dialogue. Karla has no involvement in or impact on (what should be her very exciting) life around her. She just kind of meanders through the book in little vignettes that have no point. She is miserable but just accepts her life as it is. She has no interest or passion, even in the things she claims to. I didn't find one bit of this tale funny. I kept hoping some ...more