What is the last book you read, and your rating?

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Re: What is the last book you read, and your rating?

Post by Cecilia_L » 09 Jul 2018, 21:48

The most recent book I read and reviewed was First Family by Alice Langholt. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I connected with it emotionally. I rated it 4 out of 4 stars.

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Post by fanix1718 » 09 Jul 2018, 21:53

The Last City of America 2/4

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Post by chelhack » 09 Jul 2018, 22:08

The last book I read was My Tip to Adele which I gave a rating of 3 out of 4.
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Post by BeingTheWriter » 13 Jul 2018, 17:40

The last book I read was Lies by T.M. Wallace and I would give it three out of four stars.

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Post by mnx » 14 Jul 2018, 02:20

Final notice by Van Fleisha. It is quite well rated to me any day.

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Post by DorcasToo » 14 Jul 2018, 07:08

The Altitude Journals by David J. Mauro rated it 4out of 4 stars.

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Post by Bukari » 14 Jul 2018, 16:25

I finished reading Superhighway and I gave it 4 out of 4 stars.
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Post by ea_anthony » 14 Jul 2018, 16:50

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz 4/4

I have always enjoyed reading Dean Koontz novels, this was slightly more than enjoyable. It is #1 in the Odd Thomas series, I intend to start "Forever Odd" soon, which is #2.
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Post by samiam013 » Yesterday, 12:48

"The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci" 4 out of 4 stars....great read!!
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Post by Dabuddhababe » Yesterday, 13:28

The last book I read was Serial K by Brian Gallagher. 2 out of 4 stars.

I have a strong appreciation for dark novels. Serial K appeared to be just my speed. Unfortunately, it didnt keep me on edge as much as I would have liked.

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Post by juliamenez » Yesterday, 14:35

The last book I read was "Brand-Real". I gave it 3 out of 4 stars.

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Post by ea_anthony » Yesterday, 16:42

The bad Place by dean Koontz. Another 4/4 for Dean Koontz
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Post by Redlegs » Today, 21:39

Although I knew vaguely by reputation the plot and themes of this classic 1857 novel, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, I was struck particularly by its numerous parallels with Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, published some 20 years later.

But, of course, there are many differences in style, tone, location, culture, ancillary characters and the like.

In Madame Bovary, Flaubert records the thoughts and actions of Emma Bovary in a matter-of-fact style, without judgmental commentary, and leaves the reader to be the arbiter of her choices.

Flaubert also enriches his narrative with elegant and evocative descriptions of the French countryside, village life in the mid 19th century and introduces a host of colourful and enriching support characters who add life and zest to an otherwise sad tale.

Even the men with whom Emma Bovary strays in her misguided passions are presented as reasonable men, albeit somewhat shallow and easily charmed.

As much as i enjoyed the majority of this rich and engaging novel, I found the final chapter weak and unsatisfying. It seems that Flaubert, after the death of Emma, just wanted to wrap things up as quickly as possible. Some of the content of this final chapter seemed irrelevant and on the whole was rushed and uncertain in its intent.

But, overall, I can fully understand why this novel remains a perennial and much loved classic.

4.5 stars out of 5
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