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redeyereader has commented on (3) products.

All Over Creation by Ruth Ozeki
All Over Creation

redeyereader, June 21, 2009

All Over Creation is like a book version of the films Food Inc, Fast Food Nation, Super Size Me, King Corn and the Future of Food all wrapped up into one. As an added bonus you get a well-crafted fiction story thick with underage pregnancy, single motherhood, environmental activists and family drama.

This is a great read and highly recommended for people who like good reads, but especially for folks who like good reads with political and social messages.
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Wit's End by Karen Joy Fowler
Wit's End

redeyereader, June 20, 2009

My favorite moment in this book is one in which the main character, Rima, is out to dinner with the woman, Addison, whom she’s staying with and an eavesdropper flashes them the Star Trek Vulcan hand gesture, much to their surprise and confusion. While Rima and Addison will never understand why that is, we understand that the man was confused about what he’d been overhearing. Fowler will crack you up with these easter eggs of humor illustrating the little misunderstandings of the everyday.

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Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Dark Places

redeyereader, June 19, 2009

Dark Places was a great sophomore effort for Flynn. I started it a few days ago and read straight through, only stopping to sleep and eat. After finishing this and having read her first book, Sharp Objects, a few weeks ago, I'd say she has the formula for page turners down.

The main character, Libby Day, is well developed, if not necessarily likable, which makes her all the more readable. You'll want to keep reading if only to see if she ever does anything to redeem herself. You'll lose yourself in the atmosphere of this book, especially if you grew up in a small town. Flynn's illustration of how a small town can be homey and suffocating at the same time is spot-on.

Flynn strings you along, in the good, suspenseful way, to an unexpected, twist ending. The reveal is surprising, but may leave you less than satisfied if you prefer books to end tied up tight with a red ribbon. I won't give it away, but let's just say, that you may not love the ending, if you're unable to suspend disbelief and believe in coincidences.

Overall, an extremely satisfying read.

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