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Here on Earth
Here on Earth
Author: Alice Hoffman
In a review of Hoffman's previous novel, Practical Magic, Booklist wrote, "magic, fantasy, and full-tilt love-at-first-sight have figured in all of Hoffman's sexy, funny, and endearing novelsin Hoffman's universe, all boundaries between inner and outer realms are erased. Fear brings whipping winds, a malevolent spirit causes lilac...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425167311
ISBN-10: 0425167313
Publication Date: 3/1/1998
Pages: 293
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 415 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
At first I thought this was going to be a predictable "man versus nature" diatribe with nature winning, but actually had more complexity to it. An enjoyable read.
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Helpful Score: 5
It was really scattered and I didn't like the way the author told the story or her style. Pretty much turned me off Alice Hoffman novels.
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Helpful Score: 4
Well-written and literary. Spooky in a realistic way.
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Helpful Score: 4
Bestselling author of Practical Magic (also a movie starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman), this is classic Alice Hoffman. A "seductive and mesmerizing story", about love and loss. Great read.
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Helpful Score: 4
I found this to be a page-turner about a woman who returns to her hometown and encounters the man who she was obsessed with when they were both children.
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This book is well written and the story is good, although it is somewhat of a romance novel. Then ending is poetic justice although almost predictable. I liked it.
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A national bestseller, an Oprah's Book Club book, much praise from others, and I didn't like it. It didn't grab my attention until I was half way through the book and even then, I found it rather shallow.
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I found the landscape Hoffman describes and the characters who inhabited it dreary and depressing. I realized halfway through the book that I had no sympathy for the characters: Hollis was narcissistic and abusive, wow -- just like Alan! -- Sue was snippy and judgmental and March self-absorbed. Gwen had possibility, but I stopped reading before she could develop one way or the other. Too much sturm und drang - high emotionalism and a revolt against good judgment.


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