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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 12 months ago
Tedious, predictable, and boring beyond belief. I'd never have thought I'd actually ever say this about a book by Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell in her standalone thriller writer incarnation), but there we are -- and not even Juliet Stevenson's lovely narration could do anything about it. The tedium o...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 1 year ago
Somewhat too self-involved for my taste, though in a first novel dealing with identity and the autobiographies we create for ourselves that probably shouldn't have come as a total surprise ... and I'll grant Setterfield that it doesn't exactly have "first novel" written right across its forehead. T...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 2 years ago
I read “Persuasion” on a wave of enthusiasm for Jane Austen created by reading “The Jane Austen Project”. I’d never read the book before and knew nothing of its plot or its ending. I found that this ignorance significantly enhanced my enjoyment of this book about lovers frustrated by circumstance an...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 2 years ago
I read “Persuasion” on a wave of enthusiasm for Jane Austen created by reading “The Jane Austen Project”. I’d never read the book before and knew nothing of its plot or its ending. I found that this ignorance significantly enhanced my enjoyment of this book about lovers frustrated by circumstance an...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it 3 years ago
Highly enjoyable and incredibly funny. I think Catherine is one of Austen's most relatable heroines, and enjoyed Henry very much. It is perhaps somewhat depressing how little things have changed since 1803, given that the Thropes felt entirely contemporary, especially John Thorpe's treatment of wome...
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