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Judy Krueger has commented on (4) products.

The Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter Palmer
The Dream of Perpetual Motion

Judy Krueger, March 5, 2010

I was looking forward to this one, even planning to review it at BookBrowse, but it did not please me. I made it all the way through because I wanted to find out what finally happened to Harold and Miranda, but disappointingly, not much happened after all that build up. I think this author has promise. He is obviously highly intelligent and has a good grip on modern life. I hope he gets to publish more books. Just for comparison, I vividly remember reading Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash (which was cyberpunk, not steampunk and admittedly not his very first novel) and it had some of the same problems: too wordy, showing off and boring parts. But man, I was forever after a fan of Neal. He grabbed me and has never let go. I hope that can still happen with Dexter Palmer. I mean, I grew up in Princeton, I dated those kind of brainy, compulsively talking, jokers. I want him to win the game.
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All about Lulu by Jonathan Evison
All about Lulu

Judy Krueger, January 15, 2010

Of all the books I was wowed by in the decade, All About Lulu stands out because it is a first novel and gave me hope for the future of books and writing. It is a coming of age story full of the kinds of family secrets that characterize the latter part of the 20th century. It has heart without being sentimental, it is hilarious without being cynical. I raised two sons and I can tell you that Jonathan Evison got it right on how it was for boys growing up in the 1980s.
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Four to Score (Stephanie Plum Novels) by Janet Evanovich
Four to Score (Stephanie Plum Novels)

Judy Krueger, December 3, 2009

I love Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. I grew up in Princeton, NJ and always secretly envied those tough girls from Trenton. Because I usually read all kinds of heavy and serious literary fiction, these books are like a vacation for me. In Four to Score, Stephanie finally "does it" with Morelli! Yay!
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Andersonville by Mackinlay Kantor
Andersonville

Judy Krueger, October 20, 2009

Unbelievably long and incredibly gruesome, this account of a POW camp in the South during the civil war was a bestseller in 1955 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1956. It is a difficult read due to length and subject matter. Perhaps males would like it better than I did. That said, I am glad I read it. I will never disbelieve the horrors I read about modern day prison camps. I don't favor war but prison camps may be worse.
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