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Lisa P rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
We Need to Talk About Kevin
by Lionel Shriver (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2010
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There will be ongoing debate about the feats and flaws of this novel, and I understand both sides, but I thought it was an excellent reading experience. First, it is very well-written. One flaw is that it is sometimes overwritten. I have not read any ...more
Lisa P rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Fire in the Blood by Irène Némirovsky
Fire in the Blood
by Irène Némirovsky
read in August, 2010
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The Concubine's Daughter by Pai Kit Fai
The Concubine's Daughter
by Pai Kit Fai
read in July, 2010
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The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson
The Testament of Gideon Mack
by James Robertson (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2010
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This turned out to be quite disappointing, particularly because it started out so well. I found the first 150 pages or so really well structured, drawing me in with philosophical and spiritual grappling and some mild suspense and a very enjoyable wri ...more
Lisa P rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
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It's very well written in that satisfying, literary way, while at the same time it was not the easiest book to read. I started it once and was overwhelmed by the many footnotes on Dominican history and I put it down for a few months before picking it ...more
American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson
"This is Craig Ferguson's memoir. It's a fast and enjoyable read, and pretty interesting to see how he went from an alcoholic with no future to being like the best late-night tv host ever (in my opinion at least). The most interesting part is his e..." Read more of this review »
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
"I bought Oscar Wao as a birthday gift for my mother in October based on scores of sterling reviews. She read it, gave it a mild thumbs-up (probably just being nice) and handed it off to me. Now having read it, I'm pretty mortified I thought this b..." Read more of this review »
Lisa P rated a book 3 of 5 stars
American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson
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I am a fan of the late night show, so I found reading about his life interesting. If you have no idea who he is or you don't like him, then you probably won't care to read about these details. As a fan though, I find him more intriguing now that I kn ...more
Lisa P rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies
The Welsh Girl
by Peter Ho Davies
read in August, 2009
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A story of ordinary individuals moving through the circumstances of their worlds, and their fateful coalescence. Told in a compelling voice. Detail is outstanding, and it offers different perspectives on aspects of nationality during WWII.
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