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This was the first book I've read by Jane Smiley ... and, unfortunately, I was disappointed. To me this book was filled with unrealistic contrived conversations strewn among... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amy Crusan-Kramer
I am a fan of Ms. Smiley but this book is so beneath her! It's seldom that I do not finish a book I start, and never have I put down one of hers before but I guess there is always... Read morePublished 21 days ago by skuhlcat
Even the SEX scenes were boring. I made it to page 79, couldn't take anymore. Shallow, uninteresting characters, boring dialogue--nothing good here at all.Published 29 days ago by Book Group Gal
Oh Jane Smiley, you have disappointed me. . .
As you may know I recently reviewed Tell All by Chuck Palahniuk and was thoroughly disappointed because usually I love his... Read more
I'm stopping now. So glad I didn't buy this book but picked it up at my library. I have loved every Jane Smiley book I have ever read until I got to this one. Read morePublished 5 months ago by T. Wright
This time in March 2014 with Academy Award gala awkward as Woody Allen's story and Oprah snubbing even as Russia rolled into Ukraine made many of us think of Smiley's writing. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Laurel A. Lawrence
I just finished reading the book, which I read in fix or six sessions over the past month, as time permitted. In fact, I chose to not rush reading through the novel. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Vesna Rafaty
Smiley is a captivating writer. This book is a joy to read, the precise characterizations, the descriptiveness, the cataloguing of the character's inner thought, the delicious,... Read morePublished 21 months ago by beren