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"Totally unbelievable, stereotypical characters and dialect, superficial and sappy. Waste of time."
Jim Fergus
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9780312199432)


"Bloody, grinding and gruesome, but also fascinating and engrossing. Although I did resent some scenes (i.e. Niska's sex scenes with her lover, the sappy / happy ending) that seemed like the editor pushed to have them added."
Joseph Boyden
Published by: Penguin Books
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9780143037071)


"A fun, fast-paced, fluffy work. I like how the character spins the web around all the other characters and ultimately around you; then the web is unwound again and we are left in an uncertain limbo which becomes their new status quo."
Gillian Flynn
Published by: Crown
Edition: Hardcover (ISBN #9780307588364)


"I never got around to reading it."
Hillary Jordan
Published by: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9781565126770)


"A great memoir with something for everyone. It is "dry", but not bitter. The author really sees himself for who he is and tries to be impartial. Wonderfully insightful and funny / sad."
5) Dry
Augusten Burroughs
Published by: Picador
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9780312423797)


"A bit unsatisfying - I don't really understand the main character's actions and reactions to the trauma of his life. Plus it seems to run out of steam towards the end."
Tana French
Published by: Penguin Books
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9780143113492)


"Disappointing, considering all the hype. It just doesn't stick together; kind of leads you down a road and wanders off."
TÉA Obreht
Published by: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9780385343848)


"Was really expecting more of a connection to NYC at the time, but it was more a personal exploration of the narrator's relationships which are all somehow connected to the tightrope walk between the twin towers."
Colum McCann
Published by: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9780812973990)


"I never read this one"
Qanta A. Ahmed
Published by: Sourcebooks
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9781402210877)



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