Book Reviews of Strange Piece of Paradise

Strange Piece of Paradise
Strange Piece of Paradise
Author: Terri Jentz
ISBN-13: 9780374134983
ISBN-10: 0374134987
Publication Date: 5/2/2006
Pages: 560
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a very long book. It is a hardback book that is 535 pages long. The print is small and there is much print on a page. What happened to the author and her friend was a heinous crime. It is interesting how she goes back to Oregon, 15 years later, to try to solve the crime, since there was never an arrest made, but I felt the book was overrated and overwritten. The author was obsessed with the story and thus it was too detailed and repetitious. There was too much of the author's introspection and philosophizing. It needed to be condensed.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book was way too long! I felt like there were parts of the story that didn't need to be in the book and it would have been better. I enjoyed parts of it, but the trudging through made it not so good. I rarely don't finish a book - and so I made it through this one, but I didn't enjoy it.
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Helpful Score: 2
The only complaint I have about this book is that it was way too long. It's amazing that this woman came through her experience physically, mentally and emotionally healthy. I don't think I'll ever forget her story.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very detail true account of a woman's struggle to regain her identity and seek justice after a horrific attack. The book tells how the crime affected the town and its people also, as well as the commomn knowledge of who did it.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is an excellent story. Terri is a very brave woman.
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The beginning of this book is difficult to get through, but I'm glad I stuck with it. Further along the book becomes very interesting, and overall I enjoyed this one.
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My heart went out to MS Jentz and MS Weiss concerning their encounter with human evil, however and having said that, the book was far too long with far too much repetitions.
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What an amazing and riveting story! I actually sat in my driveway on a Saturday for 2 hours and listened to the story. I never do that! Never! This has such amazing insight into a senseless act of violence from the eyes of the victim. Wow! Just - Wow!
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In the summer of 1977 Terri Jantz and her roommate Shayna Weiss pitch a tent in the desert of centrol Oregon. As they sleep, a man in a pickup truck deliberatly runs over the tent. He than attactes them with an axe. The story is carried to almost newspaper in the country. Both girls survive, but Shayna suffers from amnesia, while Terri is left with memories of the attack.
Fifteen years later, Terri returns to the small town where she was almosted murdered. To her surprise she finds that no one was ever charged with the crime. She sets out to discover the man with the axe. Ultimately, she finds herself face-to-face with the suspected axeman.