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Subject: anyone read Duke of Shadows yet?
Date Posted: 4/11/2008 5:49 PM ET
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I've been hearing somewhat mixed buzz, some people say she's the next Kinsale, other people say it doesn't live up to the hype.

Date Posted: 4/11/2008 9:18 PM ET
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Right now, I dont have any intentions of reading it. All the readers whose taste are similar to mine are giving it an average of B-

Date Posted: 4/12/2008 2:39 AM ET
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That's a big red flag for me.

Date Posted: 4/12/2008 7:06 PM ET
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I read the Smart Bitches review, and it was a B-, but it sounds like Duran is an author to watch.

Date Posted: 4/12/2008 7:08 PM ET
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I dunno, I love the Smart Bitches, but I don't always agree with their tastes.

I need Mrs. Giggles to review it, or Jane from Dear Author, because I am almost always the complete opposite of whatever they think. :-)

Date Posted: 4/13/2008 1:05 AM ET
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Here are reviews from some of the reviewers at Dear Author... Jan, Jane, Janet... and Mrs. Giggles.  There's definitely a range of opinions...  hope that helps ;)

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 12:31 AM ET
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It's next up in my TBR pile....I'll let you know what I thought in a couple days :)

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 6:35 AM ET
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I reserved it at Borders and I'm going to run up there and get it later today.  I'll let everyone know what I think too.



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Date Posted: 4/22/2008 7:16 AM ET
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Kim

 

Please do let us know; I trust your opinion way above review sites.

 

Claudia

 

Date Posted: 4/23/2008 9:17 AM ET
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I have it, Claudia, and will probably start on it sometime today.  Didn't have time last night between family stuff & finishing off Bliss by Judy Cuevas.  Which incidentally, is good.  I didn't find it quite as enthralling as Dance, but it was definitely worth the time.  Wish I had read them in order.