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Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Bleak House
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The Lake House by Kate Morton
The Lake House
by Kate Morton (Goodreads Author)
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Morton's novels have always had an element of mystery to them, and this is especially true of THE LAKE HOUSE, as it concerns the disappearance of a baby boy in 1933. The boy is the brother of Alice Edevane, who grows up to become the celebrated myste ...more
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The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
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I know this is revered as one of Dickens' masterpieces, but I have to say that finishing it became a challenge and an endurance test - the last stretch of 200 pages or so was deadly-dull, and I struggled to wade my way through the muddled goings-on, ...more
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Golden Age by Jane Smiley
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Enjoyed it, but even though the publisher claims these three novels can be read independently, the only way to read them is in order, though even then it's sometimes very difficult to keep the characters, their relationships to each other, and their ...more
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The Witches by Stacy Schiff
The Witches: Salem, 1692
by Stacy Schiff (Goodreads Author)
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Sorry, can't apply the words "bewitching," " enchanting" or "spellbinding" to this book. BIG disappointment. Given the subject matter, which I've always found fascinating, and Schiff's reputation, I was expecting to be captivated by this book. Unfort ...more
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The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney by Richard A. Lertzman
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Bloated, repetitious, poorly-edited and at times just plain lurid. Mickey Rooney was a giant talent who deserved much better than this book.
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Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
Did You Ever Have a Family
by Bill Clegg (Goodreads Author)
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Others will no doubt praise this much more highly than I - for me, the shifting narrations distanced me from the story, requiring me to readjust with each chapter. And I wanted more of something at the end, but I honestly can't say what.
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Can I Go Now? by Brian Kellow
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A three-star rating because it was readable and entertaining. But the woman was a train-wreck, someone I wouldn't want to know personally, yet she inspired a number of loyal friendships, despite a sense of entitlement grandiose enough to have encircl ...more
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