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Topic: The Year of Fog, by Michelle Richmond

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Subject: The Year of Fog, by Michelle Richmond
Date Posted: 5/10/2008 7:20 PM ET
Member Since: 6/1/2005
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This is a story about what happens to the parents and relatives when a child is abducted. Highly recommended.

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Date Posted: 5/12/2008 4:24 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2006
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I just received it two weeks ago - it was on my WL. I'll move it up in the TBR pile.

Date Posted: 5/21/2008 5:11 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2006
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I'm reading this one right now.  It really grabs you and pulls you in from the very first page. 

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 4:44 PM ET
Member Since: 6/12/2007
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This was a really great book! I picked it up at the store because they had it on sale and I really enjoyted it. It is very scary though for those of us with kids!

Date Posted: 6/18/2008 10:11 AM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2006
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The writing was very good; I enjoyed the way the author created such imagery and allegories to photography.

The story was just so-so in my opinion.  I wouldn't NOT recommend it, but it wasn't a favorite.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 2:57 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2007
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My online book club read this book, and most of us gave it a bad review.  It started off great but the details about memory studies were uninteresting to us.  Also, although I know that a search such as this would go on and on endlessly, reading about it also was endless.  Then, the ending seems very contrived. 

Subject: The Year of Fog
Date Posted: 7/28/2008 8:38 PM ET
Member Since: 7/21/2008
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I loved this book!!!!  It has been a long time since I have wanted to flip to the back of the book to see how it ends when I am only in the middle.  This book kept me in suspense the whole time and though a little improbable, the ending was well written

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 4:23 PM ET
Member Since: 1/4/2006
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This is my current read; like Jennifer said above, it pulls you in from page 1.

Date Posted: 8/7/2008 7:20 PM ET
Member Since: 1/1/2008
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This book is next in my TBR.  Can't wait to get to it! 

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 12:54 PM ET
Member Since: 5/4/2008
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One of the most poorly written/edited books I've read in a long time.  Hated the characters and hated the story.

Date Posted: 8/21/2008 1:05 PM ET
Member Since: 11/27/2006
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Contrived, contrived, contrived.

Date Posted: 11/12/2008 7:27 AM ET
Member Since: 12/4/2007
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I've read it and enjoyed it finished about 2 weeks ago..