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1.0 out of 5 stars
Kept hoping the characters would catch cholera so it would be over, Sept. 4 2008
The WORST book I've ever read! I absolutely hated this book. It took me 10 looooooooong months to force myself to keep going back to read this stupid thing just to get through it. Only reason I kept going back was I hate not to finish things I started. As soon as I was done with it I threw it in the trash. I love books. I love reading. This is the first and only book I have ever thrown out in my life. I would never recommend this to anyone anywhere. It was beyond boring. The characters were dull. The story was dull and moved at a snail's pace. I never cared less what happened to the main characters of a book.
I see now this is an Oprah book club selection. I think I read one other that was one of her suggestions. That one was a snoozefest as well, but not at this level at least. Last time I'd ever buy any book she recommends. Clearly her recommendations can't be trusted.