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Like others, I am a Jane Smiley fan and have loved most of her other books. This one was just plain boring. Read morePublished 3 months ago by S. Miller
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 14 months 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 15 months 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 15 months 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 20 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 on March 6, 2014 by Laurel A. Lawrence