Nancy P. - Reviews

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Perennial Classics)
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Perennial Classics)
Author: Thornton Wilder
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/24/2007


Read thisd many years age, and recently reread it for a book group. I had forgotted how profound a story it was.


The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things
Author: Arundhati Roy
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/3/2007
Helpful Score: 3


Beautiful language and a haunting tale of love and loss. Read it for a book group and all of us had praise for the book. Roy's first novel and a Mann Booker prize winner.


IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT THE TIME TO DO IT RIGHT, WHEN WILL YOU FIND THE TIME TO DO IT
Review Date: 2/24/2007


Go suggestios to get motivated to organize and declutter.


The Known World
The Known World
Author: Edward P. Jones
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/11/2010


A very moving saga of a little kown aspect of the lives of slaves and their families and their 'masters'. While it took me about 50-70 pages to fall into the author's style, it was well worth the wait. Note: in the back of the book there is, following the interview with the author, a list of characters by 'location' that will help you in the beginning.


The Moonstone
The Moonstone
Author: Wilkie Collins
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/8/2007
Helpful Score: 3


I read this for a book group who's objective was to read mysteries. This was their first choice, as it is heralded as the first 'who done it' written. It is filled with unique characters who you very much get to know.
Several members of the group were put off by the Victorian language and style, sometime with explanations that go on a unnecessary length and are a bit flowery. I however was a fan. Collins was a contemporary of Charles Dickens and there a similarities in the writing style.
A very engaging story, with twists and turns of plot. Characters who are distinct and interesting.


The Thin Man
The Thin Man
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/10/2008


An enjoyable fairly easy read. I remembered the movies from when I was young. I thought this would be set in San Francisco, but it is in New York.
Lots of 'red herrings' that lead the reader astray, making it fun to keep guessing the outcome.
A peek into the 'idol rich' lifestyle of post war America.


Thunderstruck
Thunderstruck
Author: Erik Larson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/28/2010


Was excited to read this book for my book group because I so enjoyed "Devil in the White City."

"Thunderstruck" started out a bit slow and just as I grew weary of the trials and tribulations of Marconi and others, the story of the murder began to gain energy.
The two stories bounced off each other well.

I will admit I found "Devil in the White City." more compelling, but "Thunderstruck" was a very good read and the Book Group had a really lively discussion.


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