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Subject: Anyone read The Zookeeper's Wife?
Date Posted: 11/29/2008 3:31 PM ET
Member Since: 10/27/2007
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Has anyone read The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman?  I was in the bookstore today and found myself drawn to this book.  It doesn't seem to be the type of book I would normally read but after reading the back cover I was totally intrigued.  I have just WL'ed it but there are so many people ahead of me.

Has anyone read it?  Like it?  Don't Like it? 

Date Posted: 11/29/2008 3:47 PM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2005
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I read it over the summer and enjoyed it.  It wasn't the easiest read- it had a lot of "textbook" style of information, but the story intrigued me.

Date Posted: 11/29/2008 4:50 PM ET
Member Since: 5/21/2007
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As Caryn said, it wasn't the easiest read, but it was really an incredible testament to the kindness of people during the most wretched of times. Even taking it as a character sketch of the titular character, it's a worthy read.

Date Posted: 11/29/2008 10:10 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2007
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I started it but couldn't get into it.

Date Posted: 11/30/2008 9:29 AM ET
Member Since: 5/5/2006
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I started it but put it down, I wasn't prepared for the subject matter. I guess I wasn't in the mood for a war book. I've heard it's very good

Date Posted: 11/30/2008 11:15 AM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2007
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I read it, it was only ok, I don't understand why it was so popular.  It's the same with The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, which I just finished, hated the ending, but then I didn't know till I went online and read some reviews that it was supposed to be a take on Hamlet.

I'm reading a great book right now, Too Many Men by Lily Brett, historical, with a twist of supernatural.