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The View from Mount Joy
The View from Mount Joy
Author: Lorna Landvik
When teenage hockey player Joe Andreson and his widowed mother move to Minneapolis, Joe falls under the seductive spell of Kristi Casey, Ole Bull High's libidinous head cheerleader. Joe balances Kristi's lustful manipulation with the down-to-earth companionship of his smart, platonic girlfriend, Darva. But it is Kristi who will prove to be a tem...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345468383
ISBN-10: 0345468384
Publication Date: 9/30/2008
Pages: 384
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
Once again Lorna Landvik has come through with a great story. While probably not my favorite - that would be a tie between 'Patty Jane's House of Curl' and 'Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons'. But the character development and growth in this book are very well written. Two main characters start the story in high school and continue onto middle age. The paths they choose and the choices they make run parallel in the book. The story is believable and in Landviks style humorous while also making a point. I cannot say enough about the books Lorna Landvik has written and I'm waiting for the next. Carol
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a very pleasant read- much less emotionally intense than the rest of her books. Good things happen to the likable main character so the book does have a heartwarming feel to it, although some things are left up in the air at the end, which is a little disappointing. I've read all Ms Landvik's books, and this was nowhere near as touching as Oh My Stars or Welcome to the Great Mysterious, both of which had me in tears (but in a good way.) But it was an enjoyable book, just not as "important" as the others!
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Helpful Score: 1
I like Lorna Landvik's writing style she is great at creating characters that you really get to know and understand. this book is filled with very colorful characters, which i enjoyed following through highshool and 30 years beyond.
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overpricedshirt avatar reviewed The View from Mount Joy on + 18 more book reviews
Just finished this book. Love, love, LOVED it! One of those that I couldn't put down... I just kept turning the pages because I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next to the loveable main character, Joe. Every character is well fleshed-out and has an interesting story. It's funny, sweet, sad and unpredictable- just like life. I both laughed and cried my way through this story. Seeing life through Joe's eyes makes you appreciate the true wonder of it all... The astounding ordinariness of little day-to-day things, the capability of the human heart to be generous, grateful and loving. Upon finishing this book, you'll want to call your mom and hug your kids... and realize that life truly is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
mommy2girlz avatar reviewed The View from Mount Joy on + 13 more book reviews
"The View from Mount Joy" was o.k. nothing spectacular but not the worst I've read. I did like that the book was narrated by a man and enjoyed that the book spanned thirty-some years but it never seemed to go anywhere.