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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 3 years ago
by Valerie Martin This is one of the modern day companion books to Classics that have become a genre of their own in recent years. The main character is Mary Reilly, house maid to Dr. Jekyll from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The start of it is fairly shocking. A little girl, Mary, is treated abusivel...
Lagniappe Literature
Lagniappe Literature rated it 8 years ago
Happy to finally finish this book and remove from my "currently reading" shelf. Yes! It's been there way too long! Valerie Martin offers readers a book of short stories that mostly take place in or around New Orleans. There's the story of a struggling artist and the young woman who chose to love him...
Doubleday Publishing
Doubleday Publishing rated it 8 years ago
"Valerie Martin has done it again! Her collection of short stories proves she is a master of manipulating the eerie and macabre in storytelling. Sea Lovers pulls together 12 stories and each has a way of completely blending reality and fantasy in such a graceful way that it'll be hard to look at a...
Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it 9 years ago
Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale paints a bleak, bleak future where women are no longer in control of anything, and are seen only as "birth vessels." Their only purpose is to give birth, and if they can't give birth then they're of no use to anybody. And bad things happen to those who aren't seen as use...
sarahsar rated it 9 years ago
The Mary Celeste was a merchant ship discovered in December, 1872, under sail heading towards the Strait of Gibraltar. No one was on board. With one lifeboat missing, the ship was presumed abandoned. Strangely, though, there was no indication of what caused the captain to leave the ship, along with ...
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