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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
The Paris Wife
by Paula McLain (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2013
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Though personally not much of a Hemingway fan and fuzzy on the details of his life, I found this fictional historical account moving and engaging throughout. There are universal themes of loneliness, finding oneself, and being trapped in "damned if y ...more
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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2013
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On the whole the novel was very disappointing. The characters of Jacob and Marlena felt undeveloped, one-dimensional and uninteresting. Contradictions and inconsistencies made for a frustrating read - at times there were superfluous details provided ...more
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The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
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I could not even finish it. After about 2/3 of it, I cared enough only to thumb to the end and read the resolutions (of the 1930's story a
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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
"I think I expected too much out of this novel and therefore had room only for disappointment. Though I finished the book in its entirety, I wrote a short review on my blog about halfway through, expounding on the aspects of the book that irritated..." Read more of this review »
Carrie is on page 286 of 335 of Water for Elephants: Really struggling to get through this one but I'm already 65% of the way there so I may as well finish! The narrator is infuriatingly weak. There have been so many instances where this so-called animal lover stands by and does nothing as they're abused. There are a lot of false threats (like being "redlighted") sprinkled throughout the novel to create unnecessary drama. Disappointed.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
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The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
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Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
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