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The White Rose Paperback – Bargain Price, January 18, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
The story is rich and complex. There are a variety of plots and subplots, each of which is compelling enough to be the center of its own novel.
The story gets off to a slow start, which serves neither the author nor her readers well. Yet once one immerses oneself in these characters, THE WHITE ROSE is touching and gripping.
There are a multitude of love affairs described, with excellent descriptions of passion.
There are different versions of the story of the White Rose, including the real one about a small group of upper class Germans who resisted the Nazis.
There are details about the highest levels of academia and scholarship, and about the lifestyles of those New Yorkers who, quietly and without ostentation, are very, very rich.
THE WHITE ROSE is filled with amazing insights, so incisive and so clear that these literally are breathtaking.
The only quibbles go to the author's descriptions of cooking. In one scene, on a day she describes as warm, a character puts on a tweed jacket and necktie to reduce a sauce and boil some pasta. Please! Who wears wool to labor over a hot stove? In another scene, a different character cooks a brisket in less than an hour. It takes more than an hour simply to prep a brisket, and the cooking needs four to six hours. Didn't anyone associated with the manuscript--author, agent, editor--have a clue?
The other issue is the author's sense of direction. The route she suggests using between Manhattan and East Hampton is preposterous. Once again, this weird discrepancy stops the lovely flow of her story.Read more ›
I was quite disappointed & often aggravated while reading this book. Each sentence had multiple parenthetical phrases, making reading choppy and hard to follow. I didn't like any of the minor characters except Caroline, and didn't like the direction the plot took at all. I was intrigued by the main affair, but it got little attention in the book.
Not this time. Here I sit, having just finished, the tears streaming down my
face. Yes, yes, yes. So good. Thank you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Intelligent author--love the writing! I wish I had her vocabulary and wit. I will always admire creative thinkers like Korelitz.Published 7 months ago by Jasmine Ellis
This writer is a great storyteller. You won't be able to put the book down. Order it today.Published 12 months ago by Sarah T. Dowling
Quirky. Characters were a bit hard to believe. Okay for a beach/pool side read but nothing morePublished 13 months ago by ellen aldewereld
I should have read the first few chapters before actually purchasing this ridiculous book. The first chapter was mildly intriguing. Read morePublished 17 months ago by dana tuker
The White Rose is such a fascinating and fun read! At times it's almost like a farcical play, or at least that's what the style reminded me of. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Heather
I have read three books by Jean Hanff Korelitz, including The White Rose. I have found them all to be pretentious, with flat characters and unrealistic dialogue. Read morePublished on August 27, 2010 by Gusgus17
I had read ADMISSION, a newer novel by the same author. In fact, my book club had read it and the author was kind enough to spend an evening with us. Read morePublished on November 26, 2009 by NYC Mom