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DUPLICATE KEYS
DUPLICATE KEYS
Author: Jane Smiley
"Sharp and memorable...Finely wrought." — NEWSDAY — They were six friends from the Midwest who moved to New York City with high hopes of making it big in the music industry. Although the dream had faded, they had all remained friends--or so it seemed. One brilliant day, two of the group were shot in an apartment for which they all had duplicate ke...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780394530659
ISBN-10: 0394530659
Publication Date: 2/12/1984
Pages: 305
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Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 6
AT LEAST MAKE THEM BELIEVABLE
I've read numerous books lately where there just doesn't seem to be any editing happening. No matter the illustrious past works of an author, someone should view these unnecessarily long-winded books before they reach the public. Or maybe they figure we want our money's worth, so they'll just leave in all those extraneous words.
The story could have been more suspenseful. It just dragged on and on. The main character Alice was the most changeable I've encountered in memory. I never could get a fix on her. One minute she was docile and wimpy, the next assertive and bitchy. Finding your murdered friends might well disconcert a person, but, come on, would their basic nature change every few paragraphs? Life's just too short to spend reading a 300+ page novel when I've seen better made-for-TV movies on Lifetime.
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Helpful Score: 4
The back cover description was better than the book.
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Helpful Score: 4
Awful, just plain awful. I really tried to find something about this book that I liked because the back cover just made is sound so interesting. Sadly, I couldn't even get 1/2 way through the darn thing.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book...I look forward to reading other books by this author!
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This book is very suspenseful & the list of possible suspects of a double murder kept me interested the entire time. The various characters were mostly from the mid-West and had moved to New York City. They made new friends but still spent a lot of time together, so the list of suspects is about 6-8, which kept the police busy. The main character is a very engaging woman who works at the main library and who likes to trust people. This does put her in harms way, and I cheered for her the whole length of the novel. The settings and characters held my interest, as I think it would for you too.
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reviewed DUPLICATE KEYS on + 44 more book reviews
AT LEAST MAKE THEM BELIEVABLE
I've read numerous books lately where there just doesn't seem to be any editing happening. No matter the illustrious past works of an author, someone should view these unnecessarily long-winded books before they reach the public. Or maybe they figure we want our money's worth, so they'll just leave in all those extraneous words.
The story could have been more suspenseful. It just dragged on and on. The main character Alice was the most changeable I've encountered in memory. I never could get a fix on her. One minute she was docile and wimpy, the next assertive and bitchy. Finding your murdered friends might well disconcert a person, but, come on, would their basic nature change every few paragraphs? Life's just too short to spend reading a 300+ page novel when I've seen better made-for-TV movies on Lifetime.


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