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Liz rated a book 3 of 5 stars
In Borrowed Light by Barbara Keating
In Borrowed Light
by Barbara Keating
read in March, 2011
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Sadly, this book is riddled with cliches, stereotypes and poor writing. You can randomly open the book at any page to confirm this. My example. Flip, flip, flip, stop. Page 167: " All around him he could hear the sounds of Africa. Hyenas yipped and c...more
Liz rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Sex and Stravinsky by Barbara Trapido
Sex and Stravinsky
by Barbara Trapido
read in February, 2011
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Barbra Trapido has a knack of creating quirky, unusual characters that resemble no-one you are ever likely to meet in real life. In her latest novel there are at least six of these. My favourite is the perfectionist Caroline who can do almost anythin...more
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"Everyone in our book club loved it. And, to be honest, I quite enjoyed it while I was reading it. It was only towards the end that I began feeling it...more "
Liz rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
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There are so many reviews of Freedom bouncing round the internet that it seems almost gratuitous to add another one. Such is the extent of the public hype, that the author, the plot, the characters, the themes, the sub-themes and the sub-sub-themes h...more
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Liz rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
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Despite being somewhat twee, this book is an easy and entertaining read. It comprises a series of letters written between an up and coming author, Juliet, and an odd assortment of people on Guernsey who serendipitously form a literary society during...more
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The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
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Excellent read. This saga of a dysfunctional family is given a broad stage and a multitude of sub plots. It has been highly intellectualised in many reviews, but simply put, it is alternately a hilariously funny vision of the tangled webs we weave wi...more
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
by Muriel Barbery
read in January, 2011
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Over 2.5 million copies sold worldwide, reads the large print on the cover, setting up an expectation that this book must be great. Surely 2.5 million people can't all have bad taste. But then one reads that over 10 million people have googled Justin...more
Liz rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Solar by Ian McEwan
Solar
by Ian McEwan
read in January, 2011
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I enjoyed every sentence in this novel -- even though many of them formed lengthy didactic warnings about global warming. Against this topical theme, which is a very real concern to most of us, McEwan places his main character, Michael Beard, Nobel p...more
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