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Name : Anne M.
Gender : Female

My Reviews

Pointless, Boring, Slow
The View from Castle Rock

To a person, everyone in our book club was disappointed with this book. Because the author of the Kite Runner had given it a glowing recommendation, we were anxious to read it. We found it dreary, pointless and without much merit.

Pointless, Unconvincing
Coming of age in a priviledged world

The story wasn\\\'t very compelling. The lack of character development hindered the plot.

Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Dark, Interesting
It started off slowly..

When I started reading this book I was astounded that people were raving about it. After 100 pages or so, the story had a sea change and became riveting. I really enjoyed the story, and know that it is going to create lots of discussion at my book club.

The Lifeboat: A Novel by Charlotte Rogan
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Poorly Written, Insightful
The Lifeboat: A Novel

A great book for discussion: is it men against the women? Who is really in charge? Is she a social climber?

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Informative
Who is watching whom?

I enjoyed the story: it was a woman\'s realization that she was in control of her destiny.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Dark
An amazing place

I am fascinated by stories of India. Their way of life is so different than ours - better or worse? I couldn't say.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Persuasive, Insightful
A compelling ideology, but light on facts

Members of the group felt that the main idea of the book was true and believable. There was little/no scientific to back up the ideas in the book. We were in agreement that the premise was accurate.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Life Changing
A thoughtful and touching view

This book lays out our misconceptions about healthcare and hospice care at end of life. This is a must read for anyone that plans on dying.

Poorly Written, Informative, Confusing
Too many characters

I was disappointed in this book. It read like a Ladies Home Journal article. There was no depth to it. The cast of characters was HUGE. I believe that if the book had focused in on just a few of the wives and given us a more in-depth look at their lives it would have been more satisfying.

Interesting, Informative, Slow
Working together you can survive

There was so much detail! Not a fun read:interesting, but not compelling.

Book Club Recommended
Fun, Fantastic, Adventurous

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Informative
How immigration affects families

This was an excellent book for discussion. Especially pertinent given today's political climate. It gives immigration a whole new twist.

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Life Changing
Everyone has their own belief system

I thought that this book presented an alternative view of the afterlife. I was pleased to find it uplifting without being sappy.

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