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Book Reviews of Joe Jones

Joe Jones
Joe Jones
Author: Anne Lamott
ISBN-13: 9781593760038
ISBN-10: 1593760035
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Shoemaker Hoard
Book Type: Paperback
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7 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

achadamaia avatar reviewed Joe Jones on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Lamott's got a very different writing style and this book took a long time to get rolling. It's a bit fragmented. When I started to envision myself sitting in Jessie's Cafe and listening to the different conversations, I started to enjoy the book alot more. Half way through the book it become more cohesions, the characters more real, and I couldn't stop reading.

If you want a traditional story with a well constructed and obvious plot, you'll be disappointed with this book.
5thsister avatar reviewed Joe Jones on + 23 more book reviews
You are gonna love it!
reviewed Joe Jones on + 12 more book reviews
I agree that this was not one of Lamotts better reads. It seemed scattered, I couldn't get involved with the characters. I still love Lamotts style, wit and humor.
LadyBook81 avatar reviewed Joe Jones on + 60 more book reviews
I just can't get into this author. There ios something about her writing style that just doesn't work for me. I quit!!!! I couldn't even get through the first chapter and I usually give a book 3 chapters to pull me in.
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This is an amazing little book that has such real characters.I have reread it several times.I rarely do this.But Anne LaMott obviously knows these characters in a very personal way.
pjmom8025 avatar reviewed Joe Jones on + 45 more book reviews
This book has been on my shelf for quite a while. Unfortunately, I just couldn't connect with where the story was going at my 50 page(make it or break it). The book is ready to head off to another home.
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Jessie, "thin, stooped and gorgeous at seventy-nine" inherited the cafe years before and it has become home to a remarkable family of characters: Louise, the cook and vortex, Joe, devoted and unfaithful; Willie, Jessie's gay grandson; and Georgia, an empress dowager who never speaks.
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