Book Reviews of The Book Borrower: A Novel

The Book Borrower: A Novel
The Book Borrower A Novel
Author: Alice Mattison
ISBN-13: 9780688168247
ISBN-10: 0688168248
Publication Date: 10/1999
Pages: 278
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Co
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 8
This was quite an unusual book; the author has a style of writing which I did not always enjoy. However, the story was compelling and held my interest. The ending is surprising and leaves you having to decide for yourself where the truth lies...
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Helpful Score: 5
This book is a book about a book....and so much more. I loved the building of the friendship between the two women,the ups and the downs of friendship and the life that gets in the way. I really enjoyed the honesty of this book.I encourage anyone to read it that has a friend they hold dear.
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Helpful Score: 1
A novel inside a novel-- the contemporary story examines (pseudo-)friendship and betrayal, and was interesting enough; wasn't too enthralled with the historical back-story involving an anarchist and her sister.
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I enjoyed eading this book very much. The story was unusual and it is very well written. A refreshing break for me from you usual fare.
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It takes a minute to weave in and out of the "main" story and the "story" that is being read. I really enjoyed it.
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Perhaps one of the difficult and boring books I've ever read. Really can't recommend it to anyone unless you're interested in the history of trolley cars.
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NYT notable book. WSJ called it "an ambitious and original novel." I agree.
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Personally, I did not care for this book. However, we all have different tastes in reading.