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It was very fluid and engaging, and in addition, most of the writing was very witty and humorous.
This is a story of women and the men who love and seek to understand them, who watch them flutter and dream, and really, truly LIKE women.
He has some great sentences in the book and he has descriptions of things that are thoughtful but it's not a page turner...
An excellent slice of literary fiction from an excellent writer!Published 2 months ago by Erik Therme (author of Mortom)
Couldn't get into this. Someone said the characters don't talk like real teens, so maybe this is the problem. Mostly about supposedly sexy nymphs who are anything but.Published 15 months ago by Richard steingesser
It's not bad but not great.. He has some great sentences in the book and he has descriptions of things that are thoughtful but it's not a page turner...Published 19 months ago by kathleen medders
One of the books that was suggested to me to read while doing research for my new book on age-discrepant relationships and ephebopilia was written by an English teacher. Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by The Writer Mo Ibrahim
Set at an elite Manhattan all girls high school, HUMMINGBIRDS is a novel of simmering high-school angst, from the perspective of the teachers as well as the students, and is not... Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by Erin Satie
I liked the depth of the book- the thoughtfulness of the emotions of the characters. This was a good read with the main character having more maturity and restraint than seemed... Read morePublished on July 20, 2012 by tfrombalto
The title HUMMINGBIRDS ostensibly describes the girls at the center of this charming novel, the students of Carmine-Casey, an elite NYC prep school, but the metaphor could apply to... Read morePublished on February 3, 2011 by Leah
Stuck in an awkward, adolescent phase are the students of this book, some of its adult characters and, indeed, the novel itself. Read morePublished on March 16, 2010 by Master Cineaster
Leo Binhammer is an English instructor at Carmine-Casey Academy, a private high school for girls. Adored and admired, Leo finds great contentment and solace in his profession as... Read morePublished on December 7, 2009 by zibilee