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Desiree Koh rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
by Erik Larson (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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Eric Larson's talent - on top of drastically detailed research - is to curate (perhaps) overlooked or nondescript minutiae and rearrange them in serially addictive high drama. I totally respect OCD dedication to uncovering anecdotes, moments, memoirs ...more
The Black Isle by Sandi Tan
" I wish negative stars was an option. "
The Black Isle by Sandi Tan
"One star because I cannot give no stars. Really not sure why I finished the book.


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The Black Isle by Sandi Tan
" You're smarter than I am. I want my nine days back. "
The Black Isle by Sandi Tan
"40% through this and absolutely can't stand it. Not worth any more of my time."
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The Black Isle by Sandi Tan
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Let's just call a spade a spade. The Black Isle is pretty much Singapore transmogrified into something unrecognizable, but still familiar. it is unfortunate but thic book comes across as a mish-mash of historic, fantasy and magic realism, with al..." Read more of this review »
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The Black Isle by Sandi Tan
The Black Isle
by Sandi Tan (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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This rag was a part of my life for the last nine days. It could've, should've, would've made for a very cinematic horror story but in the end, nothing can terrify more than a downward spiral of poor writing, cowardly revisionist history and immature ...more
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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In Cold Blood
by Truman Capote
read in December, 2014
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You just want to bow and kiss the keys of Truman's typewriter - the prose is as beautiful as a Kansas cornfield in late summer. It was almost a major letdown to learn just how embellished some of the book's more intimate scenes are. I'm not sure Tru ...more
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