Monday, December 14, 2020

Review: Hamnet

Hamnet Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The world’s most famous playwright, his married life, his family,and the death of his son, all quite speculatively laid out in an exquisite, heartbreaking narrative. Wow. I’m speechless.
The audiobook was gorgeous.
The narrator perfection.

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Review: The Great Alone

The Great Alone The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

A damaged, abusive Vietnam vet takes his wife and daughter to the remote wilderness of Alaska to live a very fraught and hopeless life.
Clearly a minority opinion, but I hated this book.
Some serious eye-roll moments, like what other unlikely events could happen to this family? Also the abuse and violence was just hard to read.
The only reason I finished was because it was our book club discussion pick.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Review: Tweet Cute

Tweet Cute Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Jack & Pepper are classmates at an exclusive upper west side Manhattan private school and begin a Twitter war between their respective family’s restaurants. In a storyline reminiscent of You’ve Got Mail, Jack & Pepper’s relationship develops online and then in real life.

Some parts were cute, I guess, but I thought the narrative was all over the place.

Not a favorite rom-com.

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