Bethany N. (chunkymonkey) - Reviews

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Author: Michael Chabon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/3/2007
Helpful Score: 12


This book started out slow for me and was hard to get into, but around page 100 it really took off. I ended up absolutely loving the book!
One of the reviews on the back cover really hit on what I think is the strong point - highly developed characters. Chabon crafts them to the point they seem like people you've known all your life.


Beautiful Girls: Stories
Beautiful Girls: Stories
Author: Beth Ann Bauman
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/1/2007
Helpful Score: 2


This collection of short stories is a nice change of pace from reading novels. I found all the stories thought-provoking, but still very quick to read. They're like tapas - delicious little treats.


Briar Rose
Briar Rose
Author: Jane Yolen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/2/2007
Helpful Score: 5


I can already tell (finished this book yesterday) that Briar Rose is going to be a book that stays with me. Yolen tells such an amazing story - both heartbreaking and hopeful. Her story is unlike any retelling of Sleeping Beauty I've ever read. I highly recommend it.


Eat Cake
Eat Cake
Author: Jeanne Ray
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/25/2007
Helpful Score: 6


Cute book and a quick, enjoyable read. There are recipes at the back for the cakes baked in the novel. What a fun little extra!


Good Omens
Good Omens
Author: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/3/2007
Helpful Score: 3


What a fun read! I had the best time with this book and even remarked to my husband that it would make a hilarious movie. Some parts are definitely British humor (and not that easy to understand), but it doesn't matter. The whole thing is wonderful.


Life of Pi
Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/3/2007
Helpful Score: 9


Wow. I just finished this book and I can already tell it's one that I'll never forget. Yes, it can be slow reading at times due to its introspective nature. However, I think it's a powerful and enriching story.


The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/31/2007
Helpful Score: 22


I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The premise and style is fresh, which added to the experience of reading it. I think the author's experience as an artist added to the richness of the story. The sections dealing with making the paper and artwork fascinated me.
Two thumbs up!


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