Lucy Brown

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (8 of 10)
Location: Canada


Top Reviewer Ranking: 393,221 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 10
The White Garden: A Novel of Virginia Woolf by Stephanie Barron
Seriously? Right down to the brooding, dark, steely millionaire who always gets his way, and the bookish, but still tingle-producing, blonde book expert. I used to enjoy my grandmother's harlequin romances, but after the age of oh, twelve, the same old story line is so tired that I felt my heart sink the second I was introduced to the down-to-earth yet beautiful and genuine heroine. The old saying "never judge a book by its cover" applies - the look and feel of the book is beautiful and seductive. The liberties it takes with Vita, Virginia, and Leonard, offensive. A good plot would have excused the slander, but not this one. Just insulting. Would get one star, but it did get me online… Read more
Under the Dome: A Novel by Stephen King
Under the Dome: A Novel by Stephen King
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Kinda phoning it in...., Jan. 25 2010
Ok, I'm one of those "rabid King fans" mentioned in a previous review. I had a hell of a time NOT buying this when I saw it in the bookstore, sure that it would be a Christmas gift, as King's newest always is, from my brother. And then I burned through the first 800 pages, gorging on Christmas chocolates AND Stephen King. Let's face it - he knows what he's doing. There were no slow spots (in a 1000-plus page book? Yes, really!) But it was all...familiar. The characters, the bad guys, the kids. Anyone remember the author in Bag of Bones? How he wrote more than a book a year sometimes, saved up the extras and then doled them out when he ran dry? Hm.

And while I saw (and… Read more
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Huge Disappointment, Oct. 29 2009
Like many others, I was very eager to read this book. Had I known that Oprah had endorsed it, I would have probably waited to borrow it, or at least wait for the paperback.

I thought it had all the ingredients of a great book for me - I share my life with two dogs, close as family, I enjoy descriptive 'epic' novels, I don't necessarily require a happy ending. What a disappointment.

I agree with other reviewers who have commented on the uneven pace: going from lengthy, almost pointless descriptions to rushing through the last 40 pages. I had unrequited interest in the beginning plot line - never explored. The whole relationship with Henry - never fleshed out into… Read more

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