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techeditor, August 27, 2013 (view all comments by techeditor)
SHINE SHINE SHINE is a good read, not a great one.

You could say that some parts are great because they're imaginative and unlike what you've read before. And dialog between characters is funny.

But all the characters and scenery (including home scenery) seem sketchy, almost comic bookish. This sketchiness seems deliberate, a device. But it doesn't work for me, not enough for me to agree with the majority of reviews that insist this book is great.
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judygreeneyes, July 16, 2013 (view all comments by judygreeneyes)
The prose is beautiful in the excerpt I read. Now I need to read the rest of the book.
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ISBN:
9781250020413
Author:
Netzer, Lydia
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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One of the years most heralded debuts from one of the most exciting new voices in fiction

 

New York Times Notable Book

Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

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What does it mean to be normal? This is the story of two odd children who grew up and fell in love, the way they fit and the way they fell apart, how he became an astronaut lost in space, and she became the perfect wife whose “perfect” wasnt real. A debut of singular power and intelligence, Lydia Netzers Shine Shine Shine is an adventure between worlds, and a stunning novel of love, death, and what it means to be human.

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