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The Blind Contessa's New Machine by Carey Wallace
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Aug 29, 2010

it was ok
Read from August 29 to 30, 2010

What a disappointment! This book was so interesting and well written right up until the end. But the ending was so abrupt and confusing and leaves so much hanging that I really cannot recommend this book to anyone.

What a pity! There was so much potential for this book. Even if it is based on a true story it seems like the author could have done better. Argh! I need to go find a different book to read to get this awful ending out of my mind!

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Lisa I'm sorry the ending bothered you so much!! I was upset that there was such a gap -- that she fast forwarded so many years and we were left with questions, yet still provided with some closure. It was a weird mix. I tried to do some Googling but didn't find anything, so that did bother me, but what I concluded from that is that she basically wrote historical fiction -- the novel is mostly made up based on very little information that exists on the two main characters.

I just read my review again, and I had a similar reaction as you. But I felt that overall, the writing and story were so good...

Carrie Yes, I thought the writing and story were great, and I was all set to give the book four stars. It was all very interesting. But then the ending got me so upset it just colored the rest of the book for me. But keep recommending these books! I like to see what you've been reading!

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