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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
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Sep 05, 11

Read in August, 2011

I don't understand the 4 and 5 star ratings for this book. Maybe Patchett and I just don't speak the same English. I disliked Bel Canto intensely but the description of State of Wonder made it seem really appealing and so I decided that maybe Bel Canto was a fluke. Wrong! I forced myself to finish this book only because the premise was really interesting and I kept hoping that as I got further into the book it would do something...anything. Marina was so flat, her relationship with Mr. Fox so unrealistic and the whole premise of the book so contrived that I found myself rolling my eyes more and more as I progressed through the book. After finishing State of Wonder I just shook my head at the waste of paper and my time. The only good thing is that it was a library book so I didn't waste my money on this one.
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Tim Wow. This is one of the best reads this year. Different strokes, I guess.


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