Sarah P. (leSahraBird) - Reviews

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Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
Author: P. D. James
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/18/2012
Helpful Score: 4


Totally predictable. I'm pretty bad at predicting murder mysteries, but because the author repeats the "clues" three to four times, it's hard to miss them. Also, no red herrings. Dry writing avoids all the subtlety of Austin's writing, and sucks out all the character. POV switches from Darcy to Elizabeth, giving all their thoughts and feelings. It seemed more like a historical fiction on trials of the era that happened to borrow the cardboard figures of "Pride & Prejudice" rather than an actual story.


Lovelock (Mayflower, Bk 1)
Lovelock (Mayflower, Bk 1)
Author: Orson Scott Card, Kathryn H. Kidd
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/7/2007


Unfortunately, I'm not sure the second and third books in this so called "trillogy" exist. It's a good read, though.


Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 8/7/2007
Helpful Score: 1


So much wheat and barley. Maybe it's a metaphor for something really deep, but...*yaaaawn*. If I want to read about people who think the world of themselves, I'll read People Magazine. Less cumulative time wasted, less barley, and more pictures.


Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination
Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination
Author: Helen Fielding
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/7/2007


Bridget Jones is far better. Fielding does much better with characters with no self-esteem. When her women get confident, her books lose their charm.


Pavane
Pavane
Author: Keith Roberts
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/7/2007


I couldn't get through the first 30 pages. Maybe it gets more exciting later, but I'll never know.


The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart, Bk 1)
The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart, Bk 1)
Author: Philip Pullman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/7/2007
Helpful Score: 5


An OK read. None of the depth and intrigue of His Dark Materials, though.


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