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The Robber Bride
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: pathological liars and their prey
read in April, 2013
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Jennifer (aka EM) Jennifer (aka EM) said: " Atwood at her finest - and in some ways, meanest (I mean that in a good way). I ended up loving it, although found it started slowly, lacking her usual sly and almost remote perspective, sharp insights, biting black humour. It was almost too sincere ...more "

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"extraordinary reading experience this time around. Really blown away by the language, the depth of the character portraits, the specificity of detail..." Apr 26, 2015 06:28AM

 

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The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
"i approached this book the way i was told to approach it (no one in particular said anything, but i got the general idea) and, well, i don't like books about nastiness. you know, books about psychopaths, serial killers, and the like. not my cup of..." Read more of this review »
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"so i'm going to give you a bit of back story, k?

i was reading Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride, except i wasn't really reading it because i was listening to it in audiobook before going to sleep. and then the book got disturbing, so i decided t..." Read more of this review »
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