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13, rue Therese: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A mysterious allure into the past so enticing with a hint of eroticism.

The book is fiction, but the mysterious box on which it is based is real. Every item inside it, described in the book in intimate detail and photographs, exists. We may never know the real story behind each of them, but the items themselves offer a peek, and it inspired...
The book is fiction, but the mysterious box on which it is based is real. Every item inside it, described in the book in intimate detail and photographs, exists. We may never know the real story behind each of them, but the items themselves offer a peek, and it inspired a woman to catch that mystery, wonder, and inspiration in this lovely, movingly descriptive novel.

What an exceptionally intriguing novel this has been, from start to finish. From the beginning I was fascinated by the objects found in the box. Such simple things yet they can tell so much of a life. Louise and her husband seem to float by each other daily as if not even connected. The true essence of their marriage drained away like a bottle of whisky is drained by an alcoholic street urchin. With such boredom in her marriage it does not surprise me when Louise turns into such a naughty wife later in the book.

The relationship of Louise and her cousin although strange was not something uncommon in the early 1900. However I could feel her father's rage and frustration at hearing such news. But did her father really feel this way? We shall never know. I found it rather odd when her piano student seemed to have lost her mind and proclaimed her love for Louise is such a weird way. My favorite part in this book was when Louise took off for the old farm to be alone. It struck me as something I would have done if I was her. 13, Rue Therese is at times sad and at others quite funny, mixed with a bit of sexual scandal and weirdness.

Trevor seems to be in a trance half the time and is very comical at others as he studies the objects in his possession. The most intriguing part of this book is when Trevor crosses paths with someone from the past, that someone who is very much a part of the objects from the box. Is it a ghostly figure? Or has he crossed into another dimension, into the very past of which he is probing. Find out by reading 13, Rue Therese, I promise you will not put it down until the very end.

posted by autumnbluesreviews on March 18, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing

This was one of the most confused, and confusing, books I've ever read. It seems like it belongs in the YA genre, and yet it has too much sex in it for that. It could be a romance novel, but the plot is all over the place -- whereas romances have a definite story arc....
This was one of the most confused, and confusing, books I've ever read. It seems like it belongs in the YA genre, and yet it has too much sex in it for that. It could be a romance novel, but the plot is all over the place -- whereas romances have a definite story arc. Halfway through, I still didn't know whose voice I was hearing when. The narrator? Trevor? The author herself? Louise? I pushed on to the end, hoping for a resolution that would explain it all, but it never happened. The book reads more like a first draft than a finished novel.

posted by 803059 on April 18, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2011

    Disappointing

    This was one of the most confused, and confusing, books I've ever read. It seems like it belongs in the YA genre, and yet it has too much sex in it for that. It could be a romance novel, but the plot is all over the place -- whereas romances have a definite story arc. Halfway through, I still didn't know whose voice I was hearing when. The narrator? Trevor? The author herself? Louise? I pushed on to the end, hoping for a resolution that would explain it all, but it never happened. The book reads more like a first draft than a finished novel.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Zoie to all urgent!!!!!

    Wers sammi?????

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    Posted May 31, 2011

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