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amber.pasternak has commented on (3) products.

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (P.S.) by Michael Chabon
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (P.S.)

amber.pasternak, March 10, 2008

I'm consistently surprised by how many people like this book. As a previous commentor mentioned the sex scenes are terrible. But I didn't think anything else was much better.
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The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
The Book of Lost Things

amber.pasternak, March 10, 2008

I picked this up and couldn't put it down. Connolly hooked me with his first sentence. My only disappointment had to do with the ending. Storywise everything was fine, but I wasn't mentally prepared since there were still so many pages left. I didn't realize there was a large section of notes in the back. However, I enjoyed the novel, and now I'm enjoying the notes and history.
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The Entertainer and the Dybbuk
The Entertainer and the Dybbuk

amber.pasternak, November 1, 2007

Feeling burnt out on children's Holocaust literature, I decided to write my thesis on the portrayal of Judaism in YA fiction. I was determined not to read any Holocaust or WWII centered books until I finished my thesis. But last week I picked up Fleischman's book and read it cover to cover during my lunch. It is so atypical of what's out there. (I even learned some new things.) Fleischman's approach is such that the reader does not feel overwhelmed. Tragedy and comedy are expertly woven together.
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