Book Reviews of Spilling Clarence

Spilling Clarence
Spilling Clarence
Author: Anne Ursu
ISBN-13: 9780786886623
ISBN-10: 0786886625
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Theia
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This is an awesome book. The life of a memory....the life of lost memories and how they work when brought back to today's life. This is a fantastic read and one of my favorites. It is beautifully written and a wonderful addition to anyone's reading list !
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Helpful Score: 3
This is an awesome book. The life of a memory....the life of lost memories and how they work when brought back to today's life. This is a fantastic read and one of my favorites. It is beautifully written and a wonderful addition to anyone's reading list !
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Helpful Score: 1
I really didn't like this book... When I was reading it, I kept waiting the whole time for "something" to happen. I found it very boring.
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Helpful Score: 1
I saw this at the library and the title and concept of the book looked interesting. Spilling Clarence is about a small town (named Clarence) where there is an accidental leak from a plant that manufactures pschycopharaceutical drugs. This leak has the effect of "unlocking" memories and gradually causes most people in the town to begin to remember EVERYTHING that has ever happened to them in their life. The effects are felt among the elderly first, as they have more to remember, but eventually trickles down to even the children.

It took me a long time to get into this book. The title had led me to believe that it would be somewhat whimsical, but it's not really. It's introspective and bittersweet. When I got into it I enjoyed it and it really made me think - maybe not being able to remember everything is a blessing.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of my all time favorite books. It has a funny, touching, haunting story about memory, the stories we tell ourselves and what it means to love.
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I really enjoyed reading this story of entwined memories and how they effected the world as it is now.

If your looking for a book with a lot of action this isn't it. If you enjoy a good story and something that makes you think this a great reading choice.
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What if you could remember everything you ever did or said in your life? This is what happened when there was a fire that spilled a chemical in the town of Clarence. The whole town can remember everything that ever happened to them after the fire. Can you imagine the relived hurt feelings and quarrels. It's a story of forgiveness, love, understanding & hope. It's an unforgettable story of people who come together to help the town & end up helping each other in ways they had no idea they were needed. I loved the story. It leaves one with the lesson we should be more careful with what we do and say in the future.
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DNF. i really wanted to like this book.i tried really hard to follow the ins and outs of it. but it was pretty confusing going from present to the past with out any indication of which was which. great premise but this author did not pull it off.
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Great book- a very different read
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Twilight zone-ish book that makes you think, WHAT IF???
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One of those rare books with an original idea. A little like a feminine Jonathan Carroll...quirky and interesting. I've ordered her second book which also looks refreshing in its originality. Spilling Clarence was a great break from "more of the same".
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After a chemical release, a small town spirals downward into a miasma of chemically released memories and becomes trapped in time, unable to move out of reminiscence. Just when you think you can no longer bear the deluge of information spilling from their minds, author Ursu flips the switch and slowly brings the town back.
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The aftermath of a chemical leak from a pharmaceutical company in the town of Clarence and how it effects its residents.This novel really makes you reflect on the nature of memory. I wondered how I would react under similar circumstances...