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Our Interrupted Fairy Tale
Our Interrupted Fairy Tale
Price: CDN$ 6.64

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, July 6 2014
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Very good and of course quite sad. Very couragious people to share such a story. Thank you for sharing!

The Son
The Son
Offered by Random House Canada, Incorp.
Price: CDN$ 13.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good however JN always uses way to many cliches or ..., July 6 2014
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This review is from: The Son (Kindle Edition)
Very good however JN always uses way to many cliches or his translater does. JN does have good mysteries though and very much Scandanavian in style. I always enjoy his books.

Making Faces
Making Faces
Price: CDN$ 5.31

3.0 out of 5 stars A bit too goody goody but not totally bad. Not a prime read, July 6 2014
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This review is from: Making Faces (Kindle Edition)
A bit too goody goody but not totally bad.
Not a prime read. There was way too much romance and not enough reality.
OK but just barely!

Zelda
Zelda
by Nancy Milford
Edition: Paperback
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars liked some parts, April 20 2011
This review is from: Zelda (Paperback)
the parts i didn't like were those that dealt with her books-if i wanted to read her books i would have ordered those-the author goes on and on about what Zelda wrote-which made no sense as Zelda was not making sense when she wrote them-the author quotes too much

Fool for Love: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fool for Love: F. Scott Fitzgerald
by Scott Donaldson
Edition: Paperback

1.0 out of 5 stars boring, April 20 2011
i could not finish this book
i wish there was a book about FSF that read more like fiction instead of a manual

The Beautiful and Damned
The Beautiful and Damned
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 12.27
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4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT SADNESS, March 20 2011
although FSF goes off on a tangent every once in a while, it is hard to leave his books and read something less intense
FSF is not a happy read or is he a happy person but i love his stories-he is intense and i love the era as well

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 12.27
71 used & new from CDN$ 1.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars POWERHOUSE, March 17 2011
This review is from: The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
i can't believe i have never read this story before-i read it because of another book called "the Paris Wife"
all i can say is i'm hooked on F.SF and Hemingway now-not only on their books but on their lives as well
this book is amazing

The Paris Wife
The Paris Wife
by Paula McLain
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 18.77
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT, March 17 2011
This review is from: The Paris Wife (Hardcover)
i loved this story of E Hemingway and his first wife-it has the feel of Paris in the '20s-and because of this book i actually read "the Great Gatzby" by F.SF because he was in that scene-i have now begun to delve into that era and will be reading more of Hemingway and F.SF and i will also be reading about the authors thenselves and Zelda Fitzgerald-who knew that one simple book would throw me into that amazing era called the roaring "20s

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
by John Vaillant
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 21.91
20 used & new from CDN$ 2.96

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CRAZY GOOD, March 13 2011
i love this author-i loved the Golden Spruce and i love this book-the author has a way of writing that puts you in the action and you feel the cold and the sorrow and he makes you love the characters and hate some of them too-i will read anything he writes in the future

Child Of the Northern Spring: Book One of The Guinevere Trilogy
Child Of the Northern Spring: Book One of The Guinevere Trilogy
by Persia Woolley
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 13.86
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars boring two dimentional characters, March 8 2011
with a title like Child of the Northern Spring one would think that it would be magical-think again-this book is more war driven but not in an interesting way-the characters are lifeless and the author does not capture the mood of that time-i will not be reading the next 2 books-there are a few parts that start off interesting but fizzle out quickly-i don't like this authors writing style-too much talking goes on and not much action

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