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My Reviews

Fun, Unconvincing, Informative
State of the Onion

Hard to get into but then a fluff easy read. Too many red herrings that didn't have a purpose when the book was completed. Characters and relationships not believeable.

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Slow
Slow and steady

This isn't a fast paced book but has the reader acquainted with the characters and setting before taking off at the end and keeping the reader setting on the edge of their seats, tense at last of the book. The first in a series of 6 boxes that ends each book in such a way, you can't wait to start the next book to find out what happens next.

Adventurous, Unconvincing, Informative
Solomon Islands

The best thing about this book is wanted to know more about this area and the history. Characters weren't believe able and too many murders to began to care.

Book Club Recommended
Fun, Unconvincing, Interesting
Light and easy read

Great discription of New England and their outlook. Lucy is a little unbelievable but charming.

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Difficult, Confusing
Good read

Felt like I was in Paris but have never been.

Gone by Mo Hayder
Book Club Recommended
Good Read

A good mystery but the subject matter was hard to read for me. Some holes in the story but kept me turning pages to find out who the murderer was. Under ground scenes were hard to follow but the main idea of mud, slime and dark was brought across.

Great lesson regarding zoos

The characters weren't convincing but the information about the operation and behind the scenes of a zoo was amazing.

Slow and confusing

Slogged through the book waiting for it to get better or makes sense. There were a few gems of good writing but didn't make the book as there were too many things wrong and I didn't care about the characters, plot or how it would painfully end.

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Dark
Very different

I think the reason I liked this book was it was such a different idea. Toward the end of the book I felt it lost some believeablity but I did like the ending.

Book Club Recommended

Book Club Recommended

I didn\'t like all the characters but did find them believable. I was hooked on page one and read it through in one sitting. I have read it three times over several years and find it fresh each time.

Book Club Recommended
Original Mystery

Language was cumbersome but very rich. I was surprised by the ending.

Book Club Recommended
Hard to get into

Seemed too wordy and hard to keep track of all the characters but after finishing it, I found the story and a few characters stayed with me. I would read another by this author.

Book Club Recommended
Slow, Interesting, Adventurous

Was slow paced until the end, then took off and wrapped up all the loose ends. Got lost with all the building descriptions. Couldn't have figured out the murderer as there wasn't enough information until the end. With all that said, it was addictive and ready to read the second book.

A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Informative

Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Informative

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Confusing, Slow
Read in book form

I read this on my Kindle but found out at book club that in the book there was a map and a glossary of the slang terms. Being able to have referenced that while reading it would have made it more understandable. I learned about New York City\'s history that was very fascinating.

Sandrine's Case by Thomas H. Cook
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Interesting

Sister: A Novel by Rosamund Lupton
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Slow, Interesting

Slow start but once I got who was talking to who, it was a fast and page turner read.

Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder
Book Club Recommended
Poorly Written, Dark, Graphic
Page turner

It was hard to put down.

Fantastic, Optimistic, Fun
Very light reading

Unbelievable plot and confusing with too many characters.

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Graphic
Fast read

Descriptions about the location and food was great.

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Adventurous, Informative

Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
Dramatic, Scary, Confusing

Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Dramatic

Book Club Recommended
Persuasive, Insightful, Dark

Book Club Recommended
Confusing, Informative, Dramatic

The Perfect Game by Leslie Kirby
Book Club Recommended
Unconvincing, Poorly Written, Slow

Informative, Interesting, Unconvincing

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Interesting

Book Club Recommended
Graphic, Dramatic

Hover: A Novel by Anne A. Wilson
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Graphic, Informative

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Graphic, Scary

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Graphic, Informative

Book Club Recommended
Addictive, Dramatic, Scary

Book Club Recommended
Graphic, Interesting, Informative

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Fun

Kinsey and Me: Stories by Sue Grafton
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Addictive

Confusing, Boring, Poorly Written

IQ (An IQ Novel) by Joe Ide
Book Club Recommended
Difficult, Graphic, Insightful
Slow start

I put the book away several times after starting it. I just didn’t like the jargon. Since it was for book club, I made myself finish it and it did get better. Then after reading about the author I feel like I might read his next book. He is far more interesting than he comes across in his book. The best thing I read about him was he describes himself as happy.

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