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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a pleasure for the innately curious reader!
Provocative, expertly researched and intelligently reasoned. As with all of Thurman's books, this is a delight to read. One never has the impulse to skim but, rather, to savor each word she has so carefully chosen.
Published on April 21, 2009 by M Raymond Torres

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3.0 out of 5 stars Got better half way in.
After reading about a quarter of the book and about to give up on it, it turned around and the stories were more in keeping with what I expected. Wish the first quarter had held my interest. The book's title held more promise and intrigue than many of the stories.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Got better half way in., December 17, 2013
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After reading about a quarter of the book and about to give up on it, it turned around and the stories were more in keeping with what I expected. Wish the first quarter had held my interest. The book's title held more promise and intrigue than many of the stories.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a pleasure for the innately curious reader!, April 21, 2009
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This review is from: Cleopatra's Nose: 39 Varieties of Desire (Hardcover)
Provocative, expertly researched and intelligently reasoned. As with all of Thurman's books, this is a delight to read. One never has the impulse to skim but, rather, to savor each word she has so carefully chosen.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, November 6, 2012
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While the research is thorough and there are some surprising facts, the collection disappoints. Thurman's style is much too slick and the cynicism poisonous.
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Cleopatra's Nose: 39 Varieties of Desire
Cleopatra's Nose: 39 Varieties of Desire by Judith Thurman (Hardcover - October 16, 2007)
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