Overall Opinions of The Thread by Victoria Hislop

Discuss the July 2013 book of the month "The Thread: A Novel" by Victoria Hislop.

How do you rate The Thread?

1 star - poor, recommend against reading it
0
No votes
2 stars - fair, okay
2
29%
3 stars - good, recommend it
4
57%
4 stars - excellent, amazing
1
14%
 
Total votes: 7

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Re: Overall Opinions of The Thread by Victoria Hislop

Post by lizj97 » 28 Oct 2014, 18:55

Well again I wind up with mixed reviews. What to do what to do? Or to paraphrase Shakespeare, " to read or not to read that is the question". I guess I will have to read it and judge for myself.

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Post by wendymm » 11 Jan 2015, 22:13

This seems like a book I need to check out now!

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Post by aaa123 » 24 Jan 2015, 14:11

A brilliant lay out.

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Post by scquarantillo » 12 Feb 2015, 23:27

I did enjoy this book, however I felt it just wasn't for me. Reading your reviews I feel a little like maybe I just didn't get it? I like the history and the back rounds but the plot was just lost on me! Am I going crazy? Lol I rated it 2 out of 4 stars.

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Post by Fran » 13 Feb 2015, 09:54

scquarantillo wrote:I did enjoy this book, however I felt it just wasn't for me. Reading your reviews I feel a little like maybe I just didn't get it? I like the history and the back rounds but the plot was just lost on me! Am I going crazy? Lol I rated it 2 out of 4 stars.
That's exactly why reading is so fascinating, we all have our own personal reaction to a book and the variety of opinion is what makes for endless discussion. :text-bravo:
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Post by debo9967 » 16 Feb 2015, 00:12

I liked reading this book though initially I thought it was rather slow, but the way the author has connected various threads fo the story is quite interesting. Worth reading once.
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Post by aaa123 » 19 Aug 2015, 13:34

Havent read ot yet but doesnt sound too bad

-- 19 Aug 2015, 18:34 --

Havent read it yet but doesnt sound too bad

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Post by CzechTigg » 30 Sep 2015, 07:53

Fran wrote:
scquarantillo wrote:I did enjoy this book, however I felt it just wasn't for me. Reading your reviews I feel a little like maybe I just didn't get it? I like the history and the back rounds but the plot was just lost on me! Am I going crazy? Lol I rated it 2 out of 4 stars.
That's exactly why reading is so fascinating, we all have our own personal reaction to a book and the variety of opinion is what makes for endless discussion. :text-bravo:
Indeed that's the case. Also applies to tv and film, sport's greatest players, and socio-political topics -- which all can be covered in book form themselves!
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Post by Taylor Razzani » 03 Sep 2016, 23:57

Definitely not my usual choice in books but it was okay. I didn't hate it but there wasn't anything that really stuck out to me as being extraordinary. I suppose I did feel for some of the characters....I learned this throughout the book as certain situations arose. Plus I got to hate Komninos because he was such an awful person, so that is something I like in a book. Overall it wasn't a terrible read, just not really my style so I couldn't fully immerse myself in the story. I think I would still recommend it to people I know that read similar books.
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Post by kelvinmwaniki17 » 30 Jul 2018, 06:08

I honestly found the book to be a bit boring and not that interesting to read.

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