Official Review: Sister Carrie by William H. Coles

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Re: Official Review: Sister Carrie by William H. Coles

Post by Nenye progress » 05 Dec 2017, 12:12

Not belonging can be a very sad feeling. I would love to read this book as I enjoy suspense. Thanks for the review.

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Post by gali » 07 Dec 2017, 07:18

Two orphaned sisters needing to overcome their differences to find happiness and changing in the process? Sounds good. The unpredictability of the story is certainly a plus. The book isn't my cup of tea, but I am glad you enjoyed it. Nice review!
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Post by kenkomercy » 07 Dec 2017, 07:32

Sounds like an interesting book. It's strange to actually find a book that is not predictable. Kudos to the author. Thanks for your beautiful review but I don't think this one is for me.

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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Dec 2017, 07:33

I love to read mystery books. Surely will give it a try. THanks for the review :)
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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 07 Dec 2017, 07:53

Another amazing book from William H. coles that I found myself rating 3 out of 4 stars. Amazing review to. Congrats on being the book of the day.

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Post by Samuel Waragu » 07 Dec 2017, 07:59

This sounds like a very interesting play. Sibling rivalry is a common phenomenon. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Booklover1606 » 07 Dec 2017, 08:00

I just put this book in "not interested" in my bookshelf. I'll definitely change it now that I've read the review.

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Post by Strangerthanfiction » 07 Dec 2017, 08:06

Great review. This book sounds like an attention grabbing and interesting read not only because of the mystery and intrigue but the aspect of the plot being unpredictable is a serious draw. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Post by Yolimari » 07 Dec 2017, 08:09

Sounds like an okay novella, but the plot does not spark my interest. Some readers might enjoy an unexpected ending, though. Thanks for the review!
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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 07 Dec 2017, 08:27

Fascinating! Life of two related individuals who goes through a tough phase in life after losing their parents. A story that tells how they try to live with each other where one finds love and adventure and the other, trying to cope up with her sibling. Sounds very intriguing and family book perhaps.
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Post by mindyg123 » 07 Dec 2017, 08:37

A lot of books o read are predictable and sometimes boring with the reviewer calling this one unpredictable I'm intrigued.I love suspense and this short novella fits the bill, can't wait to read it. Congrats on being BOTD

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Post by ReyvrexQuestor Reyes » 07 Dec 2017, 08:45

This is sort of sibling rivalry or misunderstanding of each other. For a change, we might want to read inter-action within a family. This is quite new to me, as I tend to look for action in faraway lands, not in domestic squabbles. Thank you for such fine and informative review.
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Post by Rosemary Wright » 07 Dec 2017, 08:58

A short story about two sisters with conflict of interests. I like the fact that it's based on a theme of wants and loneliness. Since its a short read with an unpredictable plot, I'll read it ASAP.

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Post by Frenjie » 07 Dec 2017, 09:14

I like the first line of the review which has been mentioned to be the themes on which the story revolves. Merely reading this introductory part, I've instantly felt some sense of connection with it. And having mentioned something about unpredictability of some parts of the story is really intriguing. It gave me the desire to read the book and find it out, myself. Thanks for sharing such a comprehensive review!

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Post by Snowflake » 07 Dec 2017, 09:14

Thanks for the review and your insight. It sounds like it would make an interesting longer novel as well.
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