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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
read in May, 2014
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Sadly this is a novel that did not, for me, live up to the glowing reviews.

It's an okay novel with a mostly engaging story. It dragged in parts (especially the Las Vegas section) and none of the characters was particularly engaging. Several times I w...more
Elizabeth and 65 other people liked Dianne's review of The Goldfinch:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
" An ardent disliker of The Secret History I was intrigued by the reviews of Tartt's third novel and decided to try again. "Dickensian," said NPR, "Dickensian," said the New York Times, as if two orphans and an olde curiosity shoppe plus swarthier n... " Read more of this review »
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Blindness by José Saramago
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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The Light Between Oceans
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The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
The Flamethrowers
by Rachel Kushner
read in February, 2014
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Shallow, pretentious, curiously flat and yet at the same time, has some beautiful sections of writing.

I really wanted to like this book, but after struggling through more than half, I gave up.

I never developed any empathy for Reno, or for that matter...more
Elizabeth and 47 other people liked Wendy's review of The Flamethrowers:
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
" Reading this was like sitting in the back of a cab. You're pretty sure you're headed SOMEWHERE but the way is circuitous, confusing and sometimes nonsensical. It drives just like a cab, quick accelerations that slam you into the seat and jarring s... " Read more of this review »
Elizabeth rated a book 2 of 5 stars
W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
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W is for waste of time! I've read all of Sue Grafton's books and generally really enjoy them. However, this book was too long, tedious and didn't have enough plot or character to hold my interest.

Kinsey Millhone is generally witty, smart and bold. He...more
Elizabeth voted for TransAtlantic as Best Historical Fiction in the Opening Round of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards.
TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
Elizabeth and 4 other people liked Karen's review of Mary Coin:
Mary Coin by Marisa Silver
" The story of the photograph of “The Migrant Mother” as told by author Marissa Silver absolutely fascinated me. I knew it was a fictionalized account, but I was willing to accept it as quite possibly true. The issues of motherhood and enduring extr... " Read more of this review »
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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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I am very glad I read, or actually listened to, the book. It was a compelling story that was difficult to put down or forget.

Ultimately, I wondered how much of it was a story, though. I think that Louis Zamperini is inspirational but his story, as to...more
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