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Total Silence
Total Silence

caitlinsmom, February 24, 2007

This book was quite a dissappointment. It started out as being intriguing and fast-paced, then about half way through it started getting too far-fetched and came to an abrupt ending. There were actually a few times where I wondered if someone actually edited the writing. This plot had a lot of potential but wasn't developed enough and many aspects went unexplained. As an avid mystery/thriller reader, I did not feel that this was a good one, and if you like a good mystery I would not recommend wasting your time with this one.
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Fever Season (Benjamin January) by Barbara Hambly
Fever Season (Benjamin January)

caitlinsmom, February 10, 2007

This is the second book I have tried to get through by this author and I just couldn't do it. It is very rare that I will actually give up on a book and not finish it (I made it about 3/4 of the way on this one), but I had to do it with this one, as well as Hambly's other book I started to read "Wet Grave." The synopsis of this book, "Fever Season" sounded intriguing so I decided to give this author another try. Needless to say, I will not be reading anymore of this author's books. The characters are not well-introduced, and when they come up later in the story and they appear to play some part in the plot, you have to page back to find out where they came from, and sometimes I would still have trouble locating them, because they were mentioned for only a short time. I feel this book is overly "wordy." It impresses so much on historical jargon and facts of the time, that it is hard to follow for someone who is not familiar with New Orleans' history. I felt like the author was more interested in showcasing her knowledge of historic New Orleans than of developing her story. Some people may enjoy that, but I found it to be a drag.
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Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
Daughter of Fortune

caitlinsmom, January 23, 2007

I was actually somewhat dissapointed with this book. I thaought Allende's book House of the Spirits was very good, but I didn't think this one was up to par with that one. I found the story very hard to get into, and I felt that the conclusion of the story left much to be desired. I agree with the other reviewer that the characters were interesting, but I felt disconnected from them. I kept waiting for something more to happen with the plot, but nothing did. Allende is a great writer, but maybe I was expecting too much from this one after reading the House of the Spirits. I felt that there was more focus on the political and historical aspects of the time than on the characters in the story, which I know other people might really like, but I wanted to be better acquainted with the people than the surroundings.
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The Vision by Heather Graham
The Vision

caitlinsmom, January 13, 2007

This book was a good mystery, but it wasn't great. I had the bad guy figured out when I was less than half way through it, but none the less, it did keep me interested and I enjoyed the characters in the book. I also enjoyed the supernatural aspect of the story. For avid readers of mysteries, the ending will be easy to figure out, but it is still a worthwhile, enjoyable read.
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Missing pieces
Missing pieces

caitlinsmom, January 2, 2007

This story has a fantastic plot that keeps you glued to the pages. The characters are likeable and interesting, and the author really draws you into their world. I did think, however, that the ending was too abrupt. That is the only reason I didn't give it the full 5 stars. It left me wanting more, but other than that I think it is a must read for lovers of psychological suspense books.
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