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One Fifth Avenue
One Fifth Avenue
Author: Candace Bushnell
From one of the most consistently astute and engaging social commentators of our day comes another look at the tough and tender women of New York City--this time, through the lens of where they live. — One Fifth Avenue, the Art Deco beauty towering over one of Manhattan's oldest and most historically hip neighborhoods, is a one-of-a-kind addr...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781401341053
ISBN-10: 1401341055
Publication Date: 6/2/2009
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 82 ratings
Publisher: Voice
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
This one from Candace Bushnell was a struggle to get through. Her writing tends to be uneven, some books are really good and some just fail to capture your interest like this one. There aren't any characters I really cared about and none had any real depth. Billy left me scratching my head as I couldn't figure out his motives. I had a tough time finishing this (and I love a good chick lit novel!).
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Helpful Score: 2
Set in a fictional building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, this novel chronicles the lives of its various inhabitants, from the resident dowager, Mrs. Houghton, to the upstart nouveaux riches Annalisa and Paul Rice. The book starts rather slowly, but the intrigue of the various characters pulls you in. The book has a good insight into the zeitgeist of life in New York among the rich and not-so-famous.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoy all of Candace Bushnell's books and this one was no exception. It is on the LONG side so it took some heavy-duty reading sessions to get it done, but I was highly entertained as usual.
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved it! Juicy and great.
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Helpful Score: 1
Entertaining story about the residents of an Art Deco Building in New York City, the politics of that building, and a snapshot what real estate means to some people in New York. They are a mix of old and new money, a power-hungry and socially eager group that will do almost anything to maintain their residences and hence, their social positions. It is a world beyond me! I was both appalled and entranced. Is utterly pointless, but you cannot put it down.
For people who enjoy movies like Sex and the City... you'll enjoy this story too. I know I did!
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Unbelievably boring. I always have to finish a book (I may have to rethink this policy!). Reading this book was like standing in high heels and watching paint dry in 90% humidity! (Painful and deadly boring!)
This book was boring. (It bears repeating!)
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I really enjoyed this book - All the characters were unique and interesting, and the way the author associated them all together was amazing -
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Like most Candace Bushnell books for me, it took me a while to get into this story. Too many characters were introduced all at once and it was hard to keep track.

But, once I got into the book, I couldn't put it down! I ended up really enjoying it!

So, slow in the beginning, but almost half-way through it gets really interesting.


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