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Wasted by Marya Hornbacher
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A memoir that propels you through to the end of the book, but that leaves you with a troubling sense of seduction. More convincing would be a different kind of book, one that exposes the power of these diseases without going into graphic, exhibitioni ...more
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Smashed by Koren Zailckas
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At times well-written. Other times it just read as vengeful. And I found myself wondering the same thing I wondered about the anorexic's Bible, Wasted : how much more time will this author need to take real responsibility for her addiction and the da ...more
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Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
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If you read closely, you know on the first page what happens on the last. So this novel is all about what happens in the middle, and how to get everybody from one end of the drama to the other. I found the story petulant, but compelling enough.
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Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
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You know, I liked the way the story was told. I liked the ending. And it helped pass the time one summer.
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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
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Could not put it down. I loved the polyphony of narrative voices and the lush descriptions of life in 1960s Africa.
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Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
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Long to the point of tedium. It does, however, paint a sympathetic portrait of a national icon long taken for granted. The ending felt contrived, as if JCO had to throw in a conspiracy to satisfy some odd morbid portion of the population.
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The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates
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Joyce Carol Oates writes about a novel and a half a week, and could probably use a better editor, on e who cuts a third more of her exhaustive prose. What saves The Falls from a lower rating is its pulse, its inner energy which keeps you reading desp ...more
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The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
The Mermaid Chair
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Eh. Sophomore novel. The next one will be better ...
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Four Spirits by Sena Jeter Naslund
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In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
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My favorite Ondaatje.
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