Book Reviews of Outer Banks

Outer Banks
Outer Banks
Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
ISBN-13: 9780060162498
ISBN-10: 006016249X
Publication Date: 8/1991
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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Outer Banks is a page turner! It is a well-crafted tale with twists and turns! I absolutely loved it! The characters are wonderful and unforgettable. If you are looking to be completely enveloped in a saga, this is the book for you!
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I'm a big fan of this author and haven't read one I didn't like a lot.
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Absolutely love this book! Read it 20 years ago and realized when I wanted to re-read it that I didn't own a copy. What Anne Rivers Siddons manages to do in these pages is create an atmosphere in which you feel like you are in the story experiencing everything right along with the narrator. It brings to life all the feelings that you experience in college and the strong friendships that you find while you're there.

And, to top it off there's an interesting twist at the end of the story that I wasn't expecting. Well worth the read.
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Awesome book. Many twist and turns and characters who come alive
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A bit slow in the beginning, but picked up and turned out to be a very good book
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one of my all time favorites!!!!!!!1
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This was on the best sellers list for three months. Great Summer reading. It's about betrayal and madness, love and redeption. A wonderful saga, if you want to sink into a novel and be entirly enveloped by it...THIS is the ONE!!
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Betrayal and madness, love and redemption - they meet that summer on the Outer Banks.
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Betrayal, and madness, love, and redemption- they meet that summer on the Outer Banks.... 3 months on the New York Times Bestseller List!
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Blech! A story about friendship? Um, no. Four self-absorbed girls grow up into self-absorbed women, with a "shocking" ending that I won't spoil. But it was an OK book until then.
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This is a fabulous book. I couldn't put it down once I started, staying up until the wee hours of the morning. It brought laughter and tears. Treat yourself!!
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You won't be able to put this southern novel based in NC's Outerbanks down for very long. No one is better than Anne Rivers Siddons in writing about compelling relationships in a southern setting.
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Good novel.
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Good story... Quick read.
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Another wonderful book by Siddons with an idyllic setting in the Outer Banks on the North Carolina coast. It takes you away to the grand old weatherbeaten houses on the edge of the sea.
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This is one of the best books I have ever read. It helped that I have visited the outer banks twice now but even if you are not familiar with the banks, the author just makes it appear in you mind as beautifully as an artist could paint it. The story is a heart wrenching and enjoyable tale of four friends and a man and how they all are wrapped in each others lives from collage to there elderly days. I enjoyed every word of it. Please read this book and you won't be sorry. Enjoy!
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I haven't read much by this author, but I really enjoyed this book. It is about friendship and romance through the eyes of one character. It kept my attention and I read it very quickly. This was a great book to read while lying by the pool.
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On NY Times bestseller list for 3 months!
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This was not my favorite ARS book. It started out slow, and the end was a bit unsatisfying and not very plausible.
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The story follows 4 ladies through the travil of college romance and sisterhood, then picks them up 28yrs. later and resolves their major psychiatric problems, some happilyh, others not so. If you like the last minute convolutions Ms.Siddons is known for, you will enjoy this novel. It would make a good summer vacation read.
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This is large print
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Wow - just seeing the title again brought the story rushing back in detail, and makes me want to reread it. Loved this book.
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A story that begins with 4 sorority sisters and ends 30 years later when they come back together in the south to experience again the love, the enthusiasm, the passion, pain and betrayal that made them into the woman they have become.
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An emotionally gripping novel about four sorority sisters on a Southern campus in the 1960's; very different in many ways but bound together by their past.
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Wasn't quite what I was expecting. Was kind of choppy since it is an abridged version.
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Wasn't crazy about it- don't like cheating and I thought it was kind of depressing overall!!!
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They are love, those rare early friendships. As she travels to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a reunion with three college chums, Kate Abrams ponders the past. Had she ever known anyone as intimately as these three? Theres smart, tough Cecie; foolish, lonely Fig; and pert wealthy Ginger, who married young Kates great love. Kate wonders whether such sublime bonds and such deep betrayals can survive the years. She is, after all, no stranger to lifes ironies. Her father, a poor Southerner, filled her with social illusions and took his life in the process. Her husband sustained her through later deaths. And now an ongoing battle with cancer puts Kates own life on the line.
Forced to face dark truths about her golden past, Kate discovers the meaning of life and the power of true friendship. Beautifully read by Kate Nelligan, mystery, madness, revenge and awakening await Kate Abrams and the listener on the Outer Banks.
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I just couldn't really get into this book! Not what I expected I guess...!
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not my favorite siddons book, but worth a read
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This is the story of four college friends who don't see other for 30 years and then reunite for one week.
The story is told from the viewpoint of one of the women and the first half of the book is mostly looking back on those younger years. The end was definitely an unexpected turn of events.
I like Siddons' writing style and, even though this book is not a favorite, it was still worth reading.
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This book is located in Nag's Head, NC; about a reunion betwwen 3 girls who are now grown, their lives today and the relationships between them. A great book.
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So good! Very absorbing! Couldn't put it down!
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I love Anne Rivers Siddons. I read a review of one of her books that said, "One doesn't just read Anne Rivers Siddons, you dwell in her books." And this is so true. I lose myself in her writing...love her use of descriptive language. This book is on exception. Wonderful read.
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Anne Rivers Siddons brings on the storm in a book that
swings its reader in one long crazy up of a ride--
from love and passion and everything that's bound with it--
down to the depths of betrayal, hurt and rage.
This book has it all.
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Betrayal & madness, love and redemption that meet one summer on the Outer Banks.
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Elegant Kate, walking a tightrope over an abyss of lies...sensitive, sensible, self-contained Cecie...Ginger, the heiress, sexy, vibrant, richer than sin...and poor, hopeless, brilliant Figthey came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus in the '60s. Four young women bound by rare, blinding, early friendshipthey spend two idyllic spring breaks at Nag's Head, North Carolina, the isolated strip of barrier islands where grand old weatherbeaten houses perch defiantly on the edge of a storm-tossed sea. Now thirty years later, they are coming back. They are coming back to recapture the exquisite magic of those early years...to experience again the love, the enthusiasm, the passion, pain, and cruel-betrayal that shaped the four young girls into women and set them all adrift on the...Outer Banks
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wonderful chick story!
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They came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus in the 60's: four young women bound by friendship and devotion....they spent two idyllic spring breaks on the Outer Banks, the isolated strip of barrier islands along the North Carolina coast where grand weatherbeaten houses perch defiantly at the edge of a storm tossed sea. Now, thirty years later, they will meet again to recapture the exquisite magic of their youth....
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Elegant Kate, walking a tightrope over an abyss of lies; Cecie, self-contained, sensitive and sensible; Ginger, the sexy, vibrant, richer-than-sin heiress and poor, hopeless, brilliant Georgina, nicknamed Fig - came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus in the 1960s. Four women bound by rare, blinding and early friendship. They spend two idyllic spring breaks at Nag's Head, North Carolina, the isolated strip of barrier islands where grand old weather beaten houses perch defiantly on the edge of rugged cliffs overlooking a storm tossed sea. Now, thirty years later, they are coming back - back to recapture the magical memories of those early years, to experience again the love, the enthusiasm, the passion, pain and cruel betrayal that shaped these four young girls into vibrant young women and set them off on the courses of their lives.

I really enjoyed this book. I think that Anne Rivers Siddons is perhaps one of my favorite authors and I give this book an A+! A definite 5 and a half actually! :)
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Betrayal and Madness, Love and Redemption-they meet that summer on the Outer Banks.

Elegant Kate, walking a tightrope over an abyss of lies...sensitive, sensible, self-contained Cecie...Ginger, the heiress, sexy, vibrant, richer than sin...and poor, hopeless, brilliant Fig-they came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus in the '60's. Four young women bound by rare, blinding, early friendship-they spent two idyllic spring breaks at Nag's Head, North Carolina, the isolated strip of barrier islands where grand old weatherbeaten houses perch defiantly at the edge of a storm-tossed sea. Now thirty years later, they are coming back. They are coming back to recapture the exquisite magic of those early years...to experience again the love, the enthusiasm, the passion, pain, and cruel betrayal that shaped four young girls into women and set them all adrift on the ... OUTER BANKS.
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Elegant Kate, walking a tightrope over an abyss of lies....sensitive, sensible, self-contained Cecie...Ginger, the heiress, sexy, vibrant, richer than sin... and poor, hopeless, brilliant Fig they came together as sorority sisters on a southern campus in the '60's Four young women bound by rare, blinding,early friendship--they spent two spring breaks at Nag's Head, N.C. Now 30 years later they are coming back .
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Elegant Kate, walking a tightrope over an abyss of lies... sensitive, sensible, self-contained Cecie, Ginger, the heiress, sexy, vibrant, richer than sin... and poor, hopeless, brilliant Fig - they came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus in the 60's. Four young women bound by a rare, blinding, early friendship - they spent two idyllic spring breaks at Nag's Head, North Carolina, the isolated strip of barrier islands where grand old weatherbeaten houses perch defiantly at the edge of a storm-tossed sea. Now thirty years later, they are coming back to recapture the exquisite magic of those early years ... to experience again the love, the enthusiasm, the passion, pain, and cruel betrayal that shaped four young girls into women and set them all adrift on the ... Outer Banks.
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Elegant Kate, walking a tightrope over an abyss of lies...sensitive, sensible, self-contained Cecie...Ginger, the heiress, sexy, vibrant, richer than sin...and poor, hopeless, brilliant Fig -- they came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus in the '60s. Four young women bound by rare, blinding, early friendship -- they spend two idyllic spring breaks at Nag's Head, North Carolina, the isolated strip of barrier islands where grand old weatherbeaten houses perch defiantly on the edge of a storm-tossed sea. Now thirty years later, they are coming back. They are coming back to recapture the exquisite magic of those early years...to experience again the love, the enthusiasm, the passion, pain, and cruel-betrayal that shaped the four young girls into women and set them all adrift on the...Outer Banks.
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(the cover of my copy looks different). Picked up at the Sherman Oaks, Ca. Public Library's Book Sale for the purpose of releasing. I met Miss Siddons once at a booksigning and she was just lovely - Southern charm personified. We shared our warm feelings about the city of Charleston, from which I had just returned. This is my favorite ARS book so I wanted to pass it on to an appreciative reader.