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Christine Christine said: " This book could have been so much better. Martin is an excellent storyteller. Too bad he's so bitter and has such an obvious axe to grind. Definitely not an even handed account. "

The Map of Time
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Christine Christine said: " Pretty much crap. "

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Christine Christine said: " When I first started this book I thought I was gonna rate it 5 stars. As it went on my rating inched lower, then a little lower. Here's the thing: this is basically bookseller porn. And like all porn, even though it has great surface appeal to a part ...more "

"““I don’t know, Izzie. I’m telling you. Bookstores attract the right kind of folk. Good people like A.J. and Amelia. And I like talking about books with people who like talking about books. I like paper. I like how it feels, and I like the feel of a book in my back pocket. I like how a new book smells, too.””" Dec 31, 2014 01:36AM

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