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Slow, Informative, Interesting
Interesting but a little dry.

I expected something more insightful and reminiscent. The memorabilia depicted was really interesting an added a beautiful, personal touch, but much of the book read like a research paper.

 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Inspiring
A very inspiring story

This was a great book interesting and inspirational. It led to some great discussion regarding the physical challenges in the story, the risk for women in attempting such a challenge on the road alone, and the sense of personal accomplishment.

The Gershwins and Me by Michael Feinstein
 
Interesting but a bit textbook-like

This is a great coffee table book with lots of interesting information about the famous brothers and their music. However it reads more like a textbook than a biography/autobiography, and although the information about the author (the me in the title) is also very interesting, it has little emotion invested and a lot of opinion on music which is repeated a bit too much.

The Technologists by Matthew Pearl
 
Book Club Recommended
Great for people who love historical fiction

I love novels that combine good suspense and historical fact and Matthew Pearl is a master! This book is so informative about the time period at the very beginning of the industrial revolution in America, but it also is a story of intrigue and mystery. Very well written, engaging!

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Adventurous
You Go Bernadette!

Great story, cleverly written with some twists to keep your interest throughout. I really enjoyed it.

The Dinner by Herman Koch
 
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Interesting, Slow
Wow!

This book is disturbing and fascinating and I could not put it down. Frighteningly insightful. If Holden Caulfield grew up and had kids he could be a parent at this dinner. So subtly twisted!

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Insightful
Not your average romantic comedy

This is a light read, but so funny and insightful, it was thoroughly enjoyable.

 
Informative, Inspiring, Insightful
I really wanted to love this book

This is an interesting book and a story that needs to be known but unfortunately, it is told in a very slow, somewhat plodding way, which is sad because it is such an emotional situation. I had hoped to love it but the method of telling really makes it a difficult book to read.

Slade House: A Novel by David Mitchell
 
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Scary, Dramatic
Weird but I couldn't put it down

this is a dark fantasy adventure story. Unusual to say the least, but engaging and well written. I enjoyed it a lot.

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Fun
Insightful Family Tale of Life

A multi-layered, multi-generational story of a family dealing with life's ups and downs, centered around the aging matriarch, who is funny and lovable, but also increasingly in need of assistance. Very endearing and insightful, exploring different family member's perspectives. An interesting and enjoyable story.

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