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The Double Bind
The Double Bind
Author: Chris Bohjalian
When college sophomore Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bike through Vermont's back roads, her life is forever changed. Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography and begins working at a homeless shelter. There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box full of photos he won't let anyone...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400047468
ISBN-10: 1400047463
Publication Date: 2/13/2007
Pages: 368
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  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 165 ratings
Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 18
I had read many good reviews of this book, I was hopeing that I would not be disappointed. I was not - this is an excellent, excellent book. The author is a masterful storyteller, keeping you engrossed the entire time, giving away only a little information at a time, not revealing too much ahead of time. I don't want to say too much, it would give away too much of the story, all I can say is that you must read this book!
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Helpful Score: 12
This is a chilling tale, very well written, with a surprise at the end. it's a lot more intense than Bohjalian's other works and maybe shows his progression as an author. I recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 8
What a great novel! I can't say enough about how this book catches you up in the story line so you forget everything you ever knew about The Great Gatsby. I highly suggest you review the Great Gatsby before reading this book by Bohjalian, but it's not really necessary. And the twists and turns you'll follow makes you think you have experienced a double bind, too. Not to be missed if you are looking for great word crafting, mind bending, and/or light mystery.
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Helpful Score: 7
This was an insanely awesome book! I COULD NOT put it down until it was completely finished. And even then, I went back through to reread a few parts. I can't even put it into words how good this was - all I can say is "YOU'VE GOTTA READ IT!".
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Helpful Score: 6
A perplexing, astonishing book. Bohajlian takes some chances and doesn't disappoint.
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The book was interesting, but the ending was seemingly abrupt.
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Don't be fooled by the mild descriptions of violence in the beginning. Even though it is fairly well written, it gets darker and darker and creepier. I have a teenage daughter and I wish I hadn't read it!
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I loved this book!! It's a psychological mystery that kept me guessing until the end. I could not put it down.

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