Marguerite B. (marguerite) - Reviews

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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa, Helen R. Lane (Translator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/9/2010


Unique love story set in Lima. First published in 1977. The first couple of chapters left me wondering; then I was hooked. Marito is a young student who works at a radio station to put himself through law school. Among his job responsibilities is keeping tabs on the radio soap opera writer Pedro Camacho, one of the more astonishing literary characters I've met. When sexy Aunt Julia comes to visit, Marito barely has time for his studies. Some adult content.


The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, Bk 4)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, Bk 4)
Author: Agatha Christie
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/2/2011


Very enjoyable read in step with the Poirot series. Charming descriptions of the great detective in homely social situations. Christie introduces exciting new technology of the day, too.


Shadow Tag (Larger Print)
Shadow Tag (Larger Print)
Author: Louise Erdrich
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/27/2010


I appreciate that Erdrich is much in demand, but when my book group chose her new novel I had no idea of the subject matter. It was very difficult for me to get through the book. Erdrich's prose is beautiful, though she does not use dialog quotation marks in a book where the dialog is so heavy. SHADOW TAG is said to be somewhat autobiographical, which made me appreciate it more.


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