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Lana has commented on (3) products.

Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates

Lana, April 9, 2008

This book is like a 700 page poem, and reading it feels like hurtling down a dark tunnel when you know what lies at the end. You know how it's going to end, and what the whole book is leading up to, but you can't help hoping that the poor woman will get a break. Oates' beautiful, sensitive, haunting portrayal of the icon Marilyn Monroe leaves you feeling like you've just finished her diary; I constantly had to remind myself that it was fiction, and not to hate JFK too much.
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Building Services Engineering Spreadsheets by David Chadderton
Building Services Engineering Spreadsheets

Lana, March 4, 2008

I will admit that I mostly purchased this book because I liked the cover, but it also had very good reviews! I found the plot extremely trite and predictable, and the characters totally one-dimensional, unlikable, and unbelievable. Disappointing.
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Fat Girl: A True Story by Judith Moore
Fat Girl: A True Story

Lana, February 1, 2008

This book is honest, funny, horrific, tragic, and poignant without being trite. Judith Moore manages to tell her story thoroughly without whining, self-deprecating, or trying to make too much of a point. You find meaning and wisdom in the book, but just by reading the story; not by having it shoved down your throat.
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