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Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,329
Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (27 of 39)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,329 - Total Helpful Votes: 27 of 39
The Interestings: A Novel by Meg Wolitzer
The Interestings: A Novel by Meg Wolitzer
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Interestings at all, April 13 2014
Dull and formulaic. The writer is repetitive and clichéd. The early years of the characters were engaging. Then I continued on despite my growing boredom and disdain for the poor quality of the writing. Got almost halfway. If you want a book that is well-constructed and the characters are fleshed-out and complex, read Philip Roth. This ironically is the least Interestings book I have read (45 % off) in years.
Above All Things by Tanis Rideout
Above All Things by Tanis Rideout
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Found this very tiresome; for the most part. Must have had an effective hook to keep me reading especially through the interminable and repetitious minutiae of "her" chapters. Total surprise after the boredom to have a such a magnificent finale. Seems like an editor could have helped by streamlining her endless,and to my mind, pointless observations about everyday occurrences.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trai&hellip by Cheryl Strayed
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What?, Aug. 7 2013
Just what is the fuss about? Poorly written, and self-indulgent within pages, this veers into "woe is me" territory quickly. All these critics and my wife convinced me to give this a go. Everyone has a story right? Why is hers so special? Really; why? Many lose parents and most suffer and flounder. Ms. Strayed uses her travails as repeated multidunious justification for everything and anything. That's a story? Wow. I should write about how I cried after losing my dog. Best seller?

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