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Mary Modern by Camille DeAngelis
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Dec 28, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: death-is-not-the-end, table, favorites
Read in January, 2009

my emotional development stopped at the "tell me a story" phase, and that's all i expect from a book. i don't need it to change my life, i don't need it to answer every one of my questions, i don't need it to teach me about any historical atrocity.

this is not a perfect book, but it is a deeply entertaining book. it's true that the characters are largely unlikable, but that's also true of Wuthering Heights and Jude the Obscure, two of my all-time favorites. if it's the idea of cloning that is upsetting the more delicately religious/political folks, just power through - pretend it's like a unicorn in a fantasy novel or the spontaneous combustion in Bleak House - it is something that is happening just to drive plot - it isn't reeeeealll!! it is just genuine fun in the vein of liz jensen or when jonathan coe is being funny.

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The Crimson Fucker You know I had a huge fight over the fact that I hated this review and somebody else love it! and I’m aobut to vote it too!!! Seriously kill me!!! Kill me now!!!

Funny fact about my compulsive review reading morning: my cousin just told me I look constipated..

karen jesus. hated?? it mentions unicorns! whats to hate? you can say it isnt particularly helpful, but hate is so strong!

message 3: by Taylor (new)

Taylor this is good

Carol ☀ Walking in Sunshine So love the first line on this review!

karen it's true! i am stunted.

Carol ☀ Walking in Sunshine As someone who hands out 5* reviews like popcorn, so am I!

karen yup. books get an extra star just for making me laugh.

Amy (Other Amy) karen wrote: "my emotional development stopped at the "tell me a story" phase, and that's all i expect from a book."

*standing ovation*

message 9: by Tom (new)

Tom this is that hardcore vegan author isnt it? I liked the look of her other book, but I felt bad for being a meat eater.

karen oh, i loved that book. and i love meat. don't feel bad! read it and use a sausage as a bookmark! or bacon i guess would be better for that.

message 11: by Tom (new)

Tom ha ha, according to her I can't even drink a glass of milk while reading!

message 12: by karen (last edited Jan 31, 2016 04:15AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

karen she's a nice lady. she'd overlook it. she was okay with me eating little tiny people in my review of it. peeeeepullll

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