Karen W. (Coco) - Reviews

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The Cave
The Cave
Author: Jose Saramago
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/28/2007


An elderly potter lives in the country with his daughter and son-in-law who is a security guard at "the Center" in the city. They all move to the Center where, to their horror, they find the real meaning (or lack of meaning) of the Center.


The Known World
The Known World
Author: Edward P. Jones
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/22/2006
Helpful Score: 1


A very interesting perspective of pre-Civil war plantation life in the South. The main characters are black slave owners. There are a myriad of characters whose lives are interconnected. It to some degree takes race out of southern slavery--i.e. slavery is appalling no matter who practices it.


Little Big Man
Little Big Man
Author: Thomas Berger
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Review Date: 4/1/2006


Most people know the movie better (especially the older crowd). However, its a fun book to read even much later.


Lost Man's River (Watson, Bk 2)
Lost Man's River (Watson, Bk 2)
Author: Peter Matthiessen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/22/2006


"Killing Mr. Watson" was better but this is a good novel about early Florida history.


Memoirs of a Geisha
Memoirs of a Geisha
Author: Arthur Golden
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/22/2006


One of my all time favorites. I did not see the movie but think the book was probably better.


Never Change
Never Change
Author: Elizabeth Berg
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/1/2006
Helpful Score: 1


This was a fast read and while somewhat contrived, it was very thought provoking on the isssue of choosing death in the face of a terminal disease and would provide a good discussion for a book club.


Snow Falling on Cedars
Snow Falling on Cedars
Author: David Guterson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/1/2006


Do not be put off by the movie. This was one of the best books I have read. The descriptions of the Seattle area and the issues with the Japanese internment camps during WWII are very compelling.


Snow in August
Snow in August
Author: Pete Hamill
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/22/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Really like this one although is very fantasical.


Year of Wonders
Year of Wonders
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/28/2007


A village near London becomes infected with the plague in 1666. What occurs over the next year is both a horrifying and redeeming look at human nature. The ending, however, is somewhat hard to swallow.


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