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scottymedog has commented on (4) products.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Where'd You Go, Bernadette

scottymedog, October 21, 2014

I normally try to avoid books that are heavily hyped as they don't usually live up to their promise. However, Semple's book is certainly an exception. It's funny, heartfelt, sad, and all-around wonderful. My copy is currently loaned out and I have a waiting list of several other friends who can't wait to read it!
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

scottymedog, January 3, 2013

Brilliant and bizarre! I can't wait for the sequel!
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The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Passage

scottymedog, January 2, 2012

I tend to hold off on reading books that are hugely hyped, but The Passage was definitely worth all the attention. I won't recap the plot, but I will say that the book is beautifully written and totally disarming. The characters are well-formed and the story is unpredictable. I was very sorry when the book ended.
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The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
The Lonely Polygamist

scottymedog, September 30, 2011

I'm a little late to the party on being entranced with this book, but I had to comment convince those who haven't read it to give it a try. The main character is, as the title suggests, a lonely polygamist. Things are not going well in Golden Richards life, despite (or because of) his 4 wives and 26 children. Brady Udall is a brilliant writer; by the end of the book, you feel that you personally know each character and care deeply about all of them. Aside from the evocative sense of place, his descriptions of the logistics of being a polygamist are fascinating. My only problem is deciding whether The Lonely Polygamist or The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint is the better book - I'd have to say they are equally great!
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