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Monday, 20 July 2015
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In More Flirting Games
(Book Two of The Flirting Games Series) Leo gives Rose an antique
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I found this on the Ploughshares Blog, and found it so funny
that I just had to share it! I'm afraid that none of these reviews are
for any of my books (though I wish they were as they are hilarious), but
I thought you might enjoy them ... See if you can work out which famous
books they come from!
Oh, where to even start? I wanted so badly to like this book. The New York Times
called it “a trenchant masterpiece,” and it has blurbs from three Nobel
Prize winners. So I had sky-high expectations. I anticipated a book
that would change my world, that would help me lose twelve pounds and
make clear the meaning of life and cure my husband’s erectile
dysfunction. This book, while excellent, did none of those things. Threw
it across the room on page 20. Ugh. Will not be reading this author
The paper was rough to the touch, and after just three weeks the back
cover ripped. Also, the book was “like new,” not “new.” Regret ordering
from vendor BookXPress314. Do not recommend!!
The author, a known Liberal, has a clear agenda here in including an
African-American neighbor and a “lesbian” boss. I read to be
entertained, not to have someone’s politics shoved down my throat. I was
going to pass this on to my sister, but instead I recycled the book.
I expected this book, which won the Story Prize and the PEN Malamud
award, to be a new favorite. Apparently one of the chapters won an O.
Henry award, and O. Henry is a highly respected author. But each chapter
started off with a completely new set of characters and even a new
title! I didn’t see any connection at all between the various chapters.
One took place in 1873, and one was set on a distant planet in the
future. I worked so hard to find the connections between the chapters,
and just couldn’t find one. Too much work, gave up.
a blur in August sky
empty words, chalk on chalkboard
white as the walls of my mother’s basement
puffs of nothing
footnote to literature.
(check out more of my poetry at burnreviewpoet.com!)
If you like highbrow, “well-written” stuff, this might be for you. It
seems very “finely wrought” with lots of “fascinating characters” and a
“satisfying conclusion,” but ultimately it just wasn’t for me.
I bought this book because there was a cute, sad puppy on the cover. But
it turned out to be a literary novel about a puppy mill in a depressed
part of Georgia. I don’t read to be bummed out! Next time I guess I’ll
have to go that extra mile and read the back of the book before I
purchase something. Lesson learned.
This book was not formatted properly for the Kindle 2… You will get a
headache trying to read it. Spend the extra money and get the $10
I am an asbestos inspector. As such, I’d expect a novel about an
asbestos inspector to get the facts right. And for 345 out of 346 pages
it did. But on page 273 was this glaring error: Jake gets paid $2,300 to
inspect an office building for asbestos. In 2013, when this novel is
set, I was charging $2,450 for an identical inspection. That’s a $150
difference. This book does not reflect my personal experience, and thus I
can’t, in good conscience, recommend it.
If there were an option for 3.7 stars, that’s what I’d give this, but since there isn’t, I’m giving it one star.
This will be a short review, because I only read the first paragraph.
But in that time, I just couldn’t latch on to any of the characters or
any real sense of plot. There was nothing at stake, and no development. I
was completely unsatisfied. Burned the book, and have spent the past
two hours reviewing it on all my favorite sites. Save yourself from this
I consider myself a connesir of fiction novels but this book was a
definate waist of time, it had no morale, it’s writing was poor, I had a
hard time following the mane plot, terrible.
It would be a five-star review, but on page 128 the author used the
F-word, which is something I simply cannot condone. I finished the book
and I loved it, but I have to give it one star. I hope this teaches the
author a lesson.
I did not read this book, but I saw the movie. I felt that Matthew
McConaughey’s character was completely unbelievable. He’s supposed to be
playing a college student? He’s at least twenty years too old, and I’ve
never been able to stand that cocky twang he has going. One star.
I couldn’t find the symbols. I think maybe the bird on page 22 was a symbol? But I don’t know what of.
I would imagine this author would be the kind of person who, if you took
a college writing workshop with her, would tell you that your
characters were flat when actually it was her characters who
were flat, and she’d probably also flirt with your boyfriend at the
Sigma Chi winter formal, and then she’d go and become this really
successful writer when you’re stuck as a paralegal, which is never what
you even wanted to do. Just my guess, but this author probably only
deserves one star for this book, which I refuse to buy.