Patricia L. (Patty104) - Reviews

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All the Numbers
All the Numbers
Author: Judy Merrill Larsen
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 40
Review Date: 2/28/2008
Helpful Score: 5


Excellant story - tissues are a must while reading. Very emotional subject about the loss of a child and coping as best as you can. The book grabs you right at the beginning and keeps you reading till you finish. Looking forward to reading other books by this author


Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 788
Review Date: 4/13/2007


Nice story -


Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, Bk 1)
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, Bk 1)
Author: Dan Brown
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 3673
Review Date: 4/13/2007


Excellant book - enjoyed it more than Divinci Code -


Atonement
Atonement
Author: Ian McEwan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 373
Review Date: 1/23/2008
Helpful Score: 8


Not sure about this book. It received so much hype that I feel a little disappointed. The beginning part of the book rambles on about the youngest of the girl's and sets the stage for her accusation. Although this set the stage for her over-active imagination, I felt that this was much too long and I lost interest numerous times. The book did hold interest at certain points but would then turn around to the drawn out portions. It seemed very detail oriented about things that were not major events in the story. Glad I finished it and was kinda OK but took a while to get through.


Boy's Life
Boy's Life
Author: Robert McCammon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/15/2008
Helpful Score: 2


Really really enjoyed this book. Nice story about young boy growing up and facing issues that arise throughout the story. Had small town murder mystery beneath it but also spoke about other hardships and enjoyments which can happen in a young boys life. It is written and told through the eyes of the young boy and captures his feelings about his parents, neighbors, friends, schoolmates, bullies and others that interact in his life. This was a nice sometimes well written book and I would definately recommend it.


CAPTURE THE FLAG : A NOVEL
CAPTURE THE FLAG : A NOVEL
Author: Rebecca Chace
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 10/11/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Interesting book - good story about teenagers and growing up


Daniel Martin
Daniel Martin
Author: John Fowles
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 4/24/2007


Book is worn but still intact


Dawn
Dawn
Author: Elie Wiesel, Frances Frenaye (Translator)
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 33
Review Date: 3/28/2008


Sad story - deals with a terrorist conflict about killing innocent people - very easy reading but sad. Read in one sitting


The Divide
The Divide
Author: Nicholas Evans
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 208
Review Date: 4/8/2007


Good story but sad


The Dogs of Babel
The Dogs of Babel
Author: Carolyn Parkhurst
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 401
Review Date: 3/10/2008
Helpful Score: 2


Sad but interesting soriy about how the main character tried to get his dog to converse and tell him about how and why his wife died. The main character is so comsumed with "why" that he will try any means to find out. Since the dog was the only witness that day, he tries through various methods to teach the dog to converse in an understandable language. Although his friends feel this is far fetched, there are several successfull studies that the character uses to show that if can be done. But it also shows a different side of human nature and animal cruelty that I found offensive.


Drums of Autumn (Outlander, Bk 4)
Drums of Autumn (Outlander, Bk 4)
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 666
Review Date: 4/1/2007


Small tear in cover but book still intact


Fear Nothing (Moonlight Bay, Bk 1)
Fear Nothing (Moonlight Bay, Bk 1)
Author: Dean R. Koontz
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/8/2008


Awesome Awesome book - Dean Koontz does not fail to deliver engrossing tale of scientific experimentation. Keep me reading into the wee hours. Although book spans only 2 days in the life of a young man with the XP generic disorder, the writing keeps you reading to find out the outcome. Also make you think about where science is heading and possible outcomes from trying too hard. High recommend this novel - will keep you reading


The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
Author: Billie Letts
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 326
Review Date: 10/12/2007


Nice story - pleasant read - a little bit of romance mixed in with story about friends


Into the Wild
Into the Wild
Author: Jon Krakauer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/28/2007
Helpful Score: 4


Mixed feeling about book. Some parts were really interesting but other parts just seemed to go off on other thoughts and other people. Also didn't like how book began giving away ending. It was interesting when they spoke about main character and his life but may times discussed other characters who were boring and uninteresting.


Light On Snow
Light On Snow
Author: Anita Shreve
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 13
Review Date: 4/13/2007


Quick read - nice story but sad because of baby being abandoned


The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones
Author: Alice Sebold
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 66
Review Date: 3/30/2007


Book is a little worn but still intact


A Member of the Family
A Member of the Family
Author: Susan Merrell
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.4/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 3/10/2008


Pretty good story about problem with adopted son and how this family deals with problems - also many sub stories regarding different relatives, friends, and neighbors of the main characters. Throughout entire story, there is also hint of mystery that happened 20 odd years ago and this is not revealed until end of book. Book tended to be a bit wordy at times but overall good story


Middlesex
Middlesex
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/24/2007


Very strange book - interesting but also length at times. Tended to be very descriptive in places that did not really add to story.


Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Author: John Berendt
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 444
Review Date: 5/2/2007


Nice story - very detailed description of scenic Georgia as well as strange characters


Midwives
Midwives
Author: Chris Bohjalian
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/15/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Excellant book - insightful story about midwife as told through the voice of her young daughter - another great book by this author


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