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Paula rated a book 1 of 5 stars
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
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Stilted, lumpy dreadful book and heavens does it go on with its interminable dialogue.
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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
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Hated this book.I did not finish it tho so maybe should reserve judgement but really its is disjointed and pretentious. ITs a clever idea to have the concept of time travel and the love story is a great idea too but it fizzles because it is just not...more
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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
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Oh to be able to see the time you live in so clearly that you can write objectively and humorously about it in such elegant prose with such clever characterisation. Superb, clever, witty, charming.
Paula rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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Love it! You either love Adams' books or hate them. I love this one and devour the words, the style, the characters, the events and everything about it with repeated and unfailing relish. It is zany, humourous, well thought out and so well put togeth...more
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The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
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Dreadful. Didnt finish it. Badly written. Its like a series of events that come out of nowhere dumped on the page with no links. Obvious characters like cardboard cutouts. Dont bother with it.
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Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
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Lightweight chicklit. Unashamedly trivial and entertaining. Read it, love it, pass it on and instantly forget it.
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The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews
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Imaginative and well written tho a little awkward in places with the young narrator's voice and the he said/she said style. I loved the family dynamics on the road trip and the wacky behaviour. The humour is subtle and appealing. A refreshing book wh...more
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Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill
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Heart-wrenching and brilliantly written novel. I could not put the book down. I wanted to DO something to help. The loss of innocence is so painful. I wanted to find Baby and give her the life she deserves. Ive subsequently started helping shelters i...more
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The Siege by Helen Dunmore
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Well-written and convincing. Made me feel so grateful for my comfortable life. This is definitely fiction and a compelling page turner which stops just short of being too desperately tragic and unbearably painful. I dont feel that is a weakness tho s...more
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
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I wanted to like this book - I want to like a book about animals and religion and enlightenment but I cant help feeling it is overwritte, lacks subtlety and is just toooooo wordy in places.

I did like the first part about the zoo and his family tho i...more
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