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The writing is excellent, the characters well drawn.
The author clearly has some insight into literary device, and appears masterful at redirecting preconceived notions to great effect.
I really want to get to know more about these characters and want to know if they "find themselves" at the end of their road trip.
This book has been on my wish list for a of couple years now and I've finally snagged a copy, the second to last in fact! Cannot wait to dive in. Read morePublished on August 11, 2012 by CEZ
It's been years since I read Austen's Emma and I've never been able to read Don Quixote but I've always been attracted to the theme of the novel. Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by Howard McEwen
This is a sad, well-told story about two friends whose lives head in opposite directions: life, and death. The writing is excellent, the characters well drawn.Published on June 8, 2011 by Ohioan
I spent Thanksgiving weekend with family, and knowing that Friday I'd have a lot of time to hang around and do a whole lot of nothing I brought this book along, among others. Read morePublished on January 4, 2010 by P. Slawson
Imagine two twenty-something over-educated cocktail waitresses, bored with their lives, embark on a road trip of discovery, end up in an Iowa cornfield, get tattoos, and begin... Read morePublished on June 8, 2009 by Laurel Ann
The book jacket announces : Martha and Nina are underemployed, overeducated slackers who are wasting their twenty-something lives while serving drinks at a dive bar in Cleveland. Read morePublished on May 11, 2009 by Maxwell Cynn
The road brings it all out. "A Body at Rest" follows Martha and Nina as the two college-educated young women who hit the road after they grow dissatisfied with their lives. Read morePublished on May 6, 2009 by Midwest Book Review
I am addicted to all things Jane Austen, so when I saw a book that told a story about a woman who turned into Emma Woodhouse, and whose roommate becomes Don Quixote, I was... Read morePublished on May 4, 2009 by Story Circle Book Reviews
This is a book you decide to read "just for the fun of it" -- and it is fun -- but it also manages to be thought provoking. Read morePublished on April 12, 2009 by Amazon Customer