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Into the Storm by Reed Timmer
"I believe there's a typo on page 12, where this fellow says his name would become (implying it is now) "synonymous with tornado." I think that word should be not "tornado" but "egotist." Inform the typesetter, would you?

I've been reading up on tor..." Read more of this review »
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Anna Engel rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Third Twin by Ken Follett
The Third Twin
by Ken Follett (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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Sometimes I like to read silly, trashy novels. "Third Twin" is more Crichton than Follet, but it still counts as trashy.
Intern by Sandeep Jauhar
"I almost didn't even bother finishing this book--the author's attitude grated and grated to the point where I was actively angry with him. His self-absorption knows no ends. Everything--including the woe felt by a young man diagnosed with testicul..." Read more of this review »
Anna Engel rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Historian
by Elizabeth Kostova
read in May, 2015
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]3.5 stars]

I really want to rant and rave about how much I love this book. First of all, it's hard to believe this is the author's first book. And it's a damn good effort. The level of historical detail is quite amazing in its breadth and depth. Seco
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Anna Engel rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Infinite Plan by Isabel Allende
The Infinite Plan
by Isabel Allende (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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There aren't any chapters. I HATE that. It's one of my pet peeves. Also, most of the paragraphs were ridiculously long. Another pet peeve.

Also, the plot is boring and plodding. None of the characters embodied the Allende-ness I've come to expect from
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Anna Engel rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Hospital by Julie Salamon
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[2.75 stars]

Some of "Hospital" is fascinating, but much of it drags. This was an in-depth look at one hospital, Maimonides, and the people who make it run, both on a day-to-day basis and in the big picture. The author goes into great detail into the
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Anna Engel rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
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Meh. I decided I didn't care enough to finish it. It was moderately interesting, but, in the end, I prefer to interact with dogs as I always have: somewhat anthropomorphic, enjoying their company, and scratching their ears. I don't need to over-analy ...more
Anna Engel rated a book 3 of 5 stars
If the River Was Whiskey by T.C. Boyle
If the River Was Whiskey
by T.C. Boyle
read in June, 2015
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These stories were very John Irving-esque, with quirky characters, odd situations, and dismal outlook on life. They are a chronicle of the absurd, which makes them that much closer to the complicated stories of our own lives. They were interesting, b ...more
Anna Engel and 4 other people liked Mmars's review of The Infinite Plan:
The Infinite Plan by Isabel Allende
"Really 3.5.

I feel really bad giving one of Allende's books less than 4 stars. Her writing is spellbinding. And largely, this book is no exception. She can transport the reader wherever she wants to take them and in this book that is many places an..." Read more of this review »
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