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Sue and 6 other people liked Lorraine's review of The Sleeper:
The Sleeper by Emily Barr
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Every now and then I veer from my usual path which leads straight to the shelf with the literary prize winners/nominees. Occasionally something catches my eye; a shiny, flashing attention-grabber makes me consider broadening my horiz..." Read more of this review »
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American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
American Wife
by Curtis Sittenfeld
read in May, 2013
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Warmed to neither of main characters. Found most of sex scenes gratuitous and superfluous. Couldn't grasp the split between the 'independent and free-thinking' Alice, and the 'stand by your man' Alice although actually in end didn't care. Found chara...more
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Capital by John Lanchester
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Sue and 12 other people liked Gloria Mundi's review of Revolutionary Road:
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
"My husband and I have one of those relationships that a lot of people would refer to as fraught or even (dare I say it?) dysfunctional. We argue. A lot. As people, we are as completely different as it is possible to be. He is an extrovert who thri..." Read more of this review »
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A Diary of the Lady by Rachel Johnson
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Fun, easy read. Loved it. Made me actually laugh out loud
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The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
The Golden Notebook
by Doris Lessing
read in November, 2012
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I agree with Doris Lessing - not a feminist novel. Anna and her friends seem entirely chilly and utterly defined by whatever man they stumble across. Found final notebook tortuous. If it is 'feminist' because of an insight into how some women thought...more
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2012
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Was absolutely gripped - thoroughly enjoyed until the ending which for me was disappointing and felt contrived
Sue and 7 other people liked Gerald's review of The Golden Notebook:
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
"When I read that Doris Lessing had won the Nobel prize, I decided I should reconsider having laid one of her books aside years ago. The news item said this was among her most celebrated works, so I assumed I'd find the gold I'd missed and delight..." Read more of this review »
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