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The Third Child by Marge Piercy
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Feb 02, 2009

did not like it
Read in February, 2009

I'm irritated reading this book, but I'll probably finish it. I so loved "Woman on the Edge of Time" when I read it in my early twenties, and now I am nearly always disappointed when I read something else by Piercy. I hesitate to reread "Woman ... " for fear of knocking it of the pedestal I put it on when I was so much younger and more idealistic (naive? same coin / different sides?) ... I don't find the voice of Melissa convinving and the other characters are all either flat or each have some element that makes them not believable to me. But, I want to find out what happens (although I think I can predict ... ) so, I'll grit my teeth and keep going. ETA: finished but it didn't redeem itself to me. Thrilling climax, blah, blah blah.
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message 1: by Dee (new)

Dee Hi Lisa, book sounds interesting. I will pick it up at the library and let you know if I enjoyed it. Dee

message 2: by Dee (new)

Dee Hi Lisa , Just finished Trudy's Promise. By Marcia Preston.Takes place during the German phase. Keeps you wanting to go back for more.

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