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- August 20, 2019 at 2:58 pm #850580
Anyone else read this book? What did you think?
Finally started and finished it after having it linger on my kindle. I thought it was an easy read, the beginning and middle were interesting, but I’m not 100% sure what all the fuss is about? It almost feels a little.. lazy?August 21, 2019 at 8:52 am #850620
i haven’t read it….but was looking for a new book to read and was eyeing this one to try….so is it worth the read?August 21, 2019 at 9:01 am #850622
I haven’t read it but it looks like one of those books like The Help or All the Light You Cannot See that has super feel-good mass appeal but is actually not that great?
ETA or anything by Kristin Hannah
August 21, 2019 at 1:42 pm #850654
- This reply was modified 3 weeks, 5 days ago by Kate.
@kate haha, I couldn’t get through The Nightingale. I was reading it for book club and was just not interested enough to finish it.August 22, 2019 at 9:28 am #850727
I haven’t read anything by Kristin Hannah but sounds like a good one to avoid.
I wouldn’t say it’s over the top like “The Help.” But I give it a Meh+
I thought Educated was a much better book/read but that’s a different category.August 22, 2019 at 9:36 am #850729
Haven’t read it, but if anybody needs a great beach read… THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW is a breezy fun read. Oh, sure, I figured out the big plot and twists early on — but it’s a well done thriller nonetheless. (I always figure out plots way earlier than anybody else.)August 22, 2019 at 9:36 am #850730
I should read Educated. My mom was reading it and couldn’t get through it because it got too dark, but she seemed fascinated by it. If it was too dark for her (a lot of stuff is), I’d probably like it.
Also don’t forget how lovable Reese Witherspoon is, and that book is in her “book club.”August 22, 2019 at 9:39 am #850731
I liked the woman in the window. I also just read a somewhat similar thriller, The Turn of The Key, which had me riveted until the end. Definitely some plot holes but worth reading if you like thrillers.
I’m reading The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead who wrote The Underground Railroad, and it’s very good.August 22, 2019 at 9:42 am #850733
All the Film Noir references were really pretty great. A few movies that even I — a huge film buff — was not familiar with…August 22, 2019 at 9:47 am #850736
The Turn Of The Key — somebody else was just raving to me about how nifty of a book that was.
The Help was fine, I guess. It was a little too damn pat at times and definitely had shades of that white woman savior thing going on that at times so infuriates people of color.August 23, 2019 at 8:38 am #850817
I read the book and I certainly enjoyed it, but the controversy comes from the author’s past and people wondering if the ending is related to the problems her family had in Africa. I don’t want to give away the ending, but if you are interested in the author’s dark past and how it relates to the book read this slate article.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/slate.com/culture/2019/07/delia-owens-crawdads-murder-africa.ampAugust 23, 2019 at 9:02 am #850820
Eh, nothing dark about killing poachers. Frankly, ALL poachers should be executed on sight.