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The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar
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Jun 28, 2012

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This definitely wasn't my favorite Thrity Umrigar book. I did read it to the end, just to find out what happened. Although unlike others before me, I thought the characters were well filled out, and even interesting and varied. I did find it dragged on a bit, and I found the airport scene disturbing and unresolved, and felt I was left hanging at the end, especially about Iqbal's sister, who risked so much to help her sister-in-law. I think there could be a sequel to this novel, and I would probably read it. I think I gave it 3 stars, as it was sort of a dark novel to me, I didn't REALLY like it, nor did I love it, so Three stars meant: I liked it, but that's it.
Just a pet peeve of mine: Why do reviewers think they need to tell the whole storyline of a novel when giving a review? It is not meant to be a book report! I never read those reviews in their entirety because they ruin the book for me. Just give your opinion, what you liked and didn't like, but not the whole damn story. Just sayin...
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message 1: by Susanne (new)

Susanne Ha! I agree. The summaries are completely unnecessary.

Laurie Exactly!... Why rewrite a review that's already been written? When I write my comment, it's always about whether I liked or disliked the book and why. By the way, I also agree with you on this book, it did drag on, I'd put the book down and find it hard to pick back up. Having read 2 of this authors other books, this was my least favorite.

message 3: by Rhonda L. (new) - added it

Rhonda L. Anna, Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! My ULTIMATE "pet peeve" also! And you stated it so succinctly. I find myself wanting to preface ALL of my Reviews with these same comments. It's almost as if a reader's ability to evaluate or review a book is judged based on quantity (word count) as opposed to quality! If, by reading a review I'm subjected to a complete re-telling of the book, then, why, pray tell, should I then spend my time reading the book?!? Sheesh! I no longer read those reviews (although I now find myself quite enjoying all the little tidbits that can be found in the "Comments" sections for any book.*lol*) Take Care & Happy Reading! :-)

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